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IATA restructures South African team

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Effective 01 July 2018, IATA Africa & Middle East (IATA AME) has undertaken an internal re-organisation and reshaped its structure and delivery approach to overcome some of the organisation’s unique geographical and operational challenges and maximise the opportunities across the region.

Under the restructuring, Janaurieu D’SA has taken up a new role within IATA as the Regional Head Financial and Distribution Services, Africa and the Middle East. He will be based at the IATA Regional Office in Amman-Jordan.

“I wish to personally thank you for your continued support and collaborations during my tenure as the Area Manager of Southern Africa over the past couple of years,” said Jan.

Alexandru (Alex) Stancu, Regional Head Account Management, South and East Africa, has taken over the accountability of the Local Governance Activities (BSP Operations) within the new Cluster and will be based in Johannesburg.

Furthermore, Cecelia Meyer is no longer with IATA and was replaced by Felister Asuma, Manager Financial and Distribution Services, South & East Africa whom is the new local point of contact and will also be based in Johannesburg.

Fred Ng’Ang’A has taken up the role of Manager Passenger Experience, South & East Africa and will continue in Johannesburg.

Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA Regional Vice President Africa & Middle East, said in a statement that the new structure will allow IATA to better utilise its resources and focus on driving IATA’s global and regional strategic objectives across all business areas helping to build a safe, efficient and secure aviation industry.

Under the transformation, IATA senior subject matter experts, Directors and Heads, have been empowered to focus on working more closely with AFRAA on developing strategies and solutions to meet current and future aviation challenges in Africa and the Middle East

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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