Africa: Air Namibia’s acting chief executive officer, Xavier Masule, resigns

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A wave of sweeping changes is spreading at the Southern African carrier, Air Namibia, as the airline has appointed Elia Erastus as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer of the airline.

This is just as Xavier Masule, was acting in that capacity resigned from the position.

Elia Erastus was formerly the Chief Human Resource Officer, Air Namibia.

According to gh-aviation.com, Spokesperson for the airline, Twakulilwa Kayofa on Tuesday confirmed to NBC News that the airline’s Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xavier Masule resigned from this portfolio on Monday on the 10th of February, 2020.

Masule, who served at the helm of the national carrier in an acting capacity for 11months was the fourth acting CEO since the resignation of Theo Namases in 2015.

Xavier Masule cited personal reasons as the basis for his resignation. A statement released by Air Namibia said Masule will return to his position as the Chief Commercial Officer.

Kayofa informed NBC News that his company has placed an advertisement for the position of CEO in local newspapers.

Elia has only been with the airline for five months.
Also, Air Namibia recently appointed Escher Luanda as the chairperson of Air Namibia board of directors in September 2019 following the resignation of the chairperson Dee Sauls- Deckenbrock and vice-chairperson Nangula Kauluma from its board of directors.

Luanda is a seasoned governance and ethics practitioner. He holds a B.Juris as well as an LLB degree, a postgraduate diploma in compliance and a Master’s degree in business leadership.

He is an admitted legal practitioner of the High Court of Namibia. He leads the governance and ethics division at the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), where he is a member of the executive leadership team.

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