Press Release – AFRAA Secretary General Receives Leadership Changemaker Award


The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, AFRAA, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, today has received the Leadership Changemaker Award recognition by Aviators Africa.

The Award was presented at the Aviators Africa Tower Award ceremony that took place at the 3rd Aviation Leadership CEOs Forum on 27 October 2021. The event was attended by aviation executives and industry leaders across Africa and beyond with the objective of changing the narrative around decision and policy making in Africa.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Berthé said: “Leadership is most successful when it relies on a good team. I dedicate this Award to the Executive Committee of AFRAA, the members of the Association and the AFRAA Secretariat team, in appreciation of their valuable support to my efforts since at the helm of AFRAA which have culminated to being ranked as a corporate leader in the African aviation industry.”

“This Award further emphasizes AFRAA’s leadership to represent and serve African airlines as we work closely with our members, partners, industry organizations, governments and stakeholders,” he added.

The Changemaker Award category was presented to individuals who have contributed immensely to the growth of African Aviation. This is in a bid to foster new thinking and promote healthy competition, originality, and creativity, for sustainable growth in the sector.

The Tower Awards recognise, celebrate, and honour excellence as well as sustainability within the African Aviation sector. the Tower Awards are positioned to be the foremost annual aviation event where airlines, airports, and the aviation value chain are celebrated in Africa.

The awardees will be inducted into Aviators Africa hall of fame.

About    AFRAA

The African Airlines Association, also known by its acronym AFRAA, is a trade association of airlines from the member states of the African Union (AU). Founded in Accra, Ghana, in April 1968, and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, AFRAA’s mission is to promote, serve African Airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry. The Association envisions a sustainable, interconnected and affordable Air Transport industry in Africa where African Airlines become key players and drivers to African economic development.

 AFRAA membership of 46 airlines cuts across the entire continent and includes all the major intercontinental African operators. The Association members represent over 85% of total international traffic carried by African airlines. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.