The General Assembly: 

The highest policy making body of the Association is the Annual General Assembly composed of Chief Executives of member airlines. The Annual General Assembly is presided over by the President of the Association. Mrs. Jennifer Bamuturaki, Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Airlines, is the President of the Association for 2023. In this capacity, Mrs. Bamuturaki and Uganda Airlines will host the 55th AGA.

Mrs. Jennifer Bamuturaki

2023 President of AFRAA and CEO of Uganda Airlines

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, composed of 11 members elected on a sub-regional basis among Chief Executives and ex-officio members with voting rights who are members of the IATA Board of Governors, exercises executive authority. Its function is to ensure supervision of the affairs, funds and property of the Association and formulation and determination of policies within the framework of Articles of Association, By-Laws and Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee membership for 2023 is as follows:

Eng. Joao Carlos Po Jorge

Chief Executive Officer - LAM Mozambique

Chairperson of the Executive Committee

Mr. Allan Kilavuka

Chief Executive Officer - Kenya Airways

1st Vice Chairperson

Mr Mesroua Amine Debaghine

Chief Executive Officer - Air Algerie

2nd Vice Chairperson

Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele

Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopian Airlines

Eng. Yehia Zakaria

Group Chairman & CEO

EgyptAir Holding Company

Mrs. Yvonne Manzi Makolo

Chief Executive Officer


Eng. Ladislaus Matindi

Chief Executive Officer

Air Tanzania

Mr. Abdelhamid Addou

Chief Executive Officer

Royal Air Maroc

Capt. Pascal Kasongo Mwema

Chief Executive Officer

Congo Airways

Mr. Esayas Woldemariam Hailu

Chief Executive Officer

Asky Airlines

Mr. Allen Onyema

Chief Executive Officer

Air Peace

Mrs. Agnes Khunwana

Chief Executive Officer

Air Botswana

The Secretariat

The Secretariat serves as the administrative, co-ordination and research centre for the Association. It is headed by a Secretary General who is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Association. In carrying out his duties, he is supported by a staff of four senior officers.


Mr. Abderahmane Berthé

Secretary General