The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has strengthened its team with two new appointments.

The new appointees are Mr Dawit Lemma, as AfBAA Vice President, International, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Ms Samantha (Sam) Keddle, AfBAA Manager, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lemma is the Founder and CEO of Krimson Aviation, an aviation services company based in Ethiopia and Malta. As well as almost 20 years of aviation experience in the aviation sector, Lemma has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Technical from Purdue University, USA, and an MSc in Aviation Management and Marketing from Basel Business College, Switzerland.

Nick Fadugba, Chairperson of AfBAA and CEO, African Aviation Services, says: “Dawit has been an ardent supporter of AfBAA and we are delighted that he has officially taken on the important position of Vice President, International.  His key focus will be to promote AfBAA within Africa and internationally, strengthen ties with government regulators and industry stakeholders, and help the association to achieve its numerous goals.”

Ms Sam Keddle joins AfBAA from The Commercial Aviation Association of South Africa (CAASA) where she has served as Office Manager since April, 2016.  She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to AfBAA particularly in managing association affairs, addressing the needs of members and arranging conferences, exhibitions and meetings.