Aviation: North African carrier, Tunisair removes newly appointed CEO Olfa Hamdi over unprofessional conduct


The national carrier of Tunisia, Tunisair has revoked the appointment of its new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Olfa Hamdi over posting sensitive company’s documents on social media.

According to logupdateafrica.com, Olfa Hamdi was appointed in early January when she replaced Elyes Mnaki.

The minister of transport and logistics, Moez Chakchouk said that Hamdi had made “numerous mistakes” and was “unable to respect secrecy” entailing leakage of “internal documents”.

Recently, Hamdi had responded to attacks from the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) trade union on her Facebook account. The 30-year-old is accused of posting confidential documents on the social media.

The airline was without a CEO since July last year as Elyes Mnakbi was fired on corruption charges.

Hamdi is the founder and CEO of Concord Project Technologies, a company based in Palo Alto, California, US.

Tunisair has seen its passenger traffic and its turnover fall by approximately 70 percent during 2020. A restructuring plan had been announced by the Tunisian authorities last year, including a recapitalisation and layoffs.



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