Ethiopian Airlines, CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam wins Airline Executive of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines, chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam has won the Airline Executive of the Year 2019. This award is presented to the airline executive who has had the greatest individual influence on the aviation industry, demonstrating outstanding strategic thinking and innovative direction for the growth of their business and the industry.  Airline executives across the globe could learn a lot from Tewolde GebreMariam who has helped deliver sustained profitability for Ethiopian Airlines. He became group CEO in January 2011, but before that had held various several senior leadership positions in…

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Addis Ababa University confers honorary Doctorate Degree on Ethiopian Group CEO

Addis Ababa University has conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines at the University’s annual graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa on 13 July, 2019. Guest of Honour of the ceremony Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, hooded and handed over the Degree to Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam in recognition and honour of his remarkable achievements in the growth and expansion of Ethiopian Airlines. After reading out the GCEO’s biography and achievements, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University…

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Ethiopian Airlines hints of plans to establish new Airline in Nigeria

.. Loses about $3m annually on Kano, Enugu routes The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has hinted of plans to establish a new airline in Nigeria. Speaking with Journalists today July 12, in Abuja, Tewolde Gebremariam stated that the Airline is in talks with the federal government, private sectors and airline operators in Nigeria on the planned new airline. He said: “We have been discussing and exploring possibilities of establishing or supporting a strong airline in Nigeria. I don’t mean that there is no strong airline…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group voted ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for 3rd consecutive year

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been honored as the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax 2019 World Airlines Awards held in Paris on 18 June, 2019. Additionally, Ethiopian has won ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’ at the award ceremony. Regarding the awards, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked, “We are glad to have been named the ‘Best Airline in Africa’, ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’ which are determined based on…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO re-appointed to IATA’s Board of Governors

Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The IATA Board of Governors comprises of 30 members who are elected from the world’s biggest carriers included in IATA and approved by the Assembly. The Board of Governors acts as the government of IATA and represents 290 airlines in over 120 countries, carrying 82percent of the world’s air traffic. The governors…

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Ethiopian accepts preliminary report indicating Pilots followed recommended procedures

Ethiopian Airlines has acknowledged the preliminary report into Flight 302 which clearly showed that the the Airlines Pilots who were commanding Flight ET 302/10 March have followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures to handle the most difficult emergency situation created on the airplane. The Airlines while acknowledging the preliminary report of the accident appreciated the hard work of the investigation team. The report noted that despite the pilots hard work and full compliance with the emergency procedures, it was very unfortunate that they could not recover the…

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Ethiopian Airlines wins African Champion Award

Ethiopian Airlines wins the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award on March 26,2019 at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which is being attended by more than 1,800 delegates. The Africa CEO Forum is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year. Every year, the Africa CEO Forum Awards recognize the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa, during the Africa CEO Forum Gala Dinner. While receiving…

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Ethiopian Airlines pledges to work with Boeing, other airlines to make air travel safer

Ethiopian Airlines has pledged to work with Boeing and their colleagues in all the airlines to make air travel even safer. Ethiopian Airlines in a statement signed by the group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the U.S. and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong with flight 302. GebreMariam stated that the airline has resolved to use the tragedy to make the skies safer for the world. In his words: “It has been more than two weeks since the tragic…

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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Nigerian among 157 perished passengers, crew

A Nigerian with United Nations International passport has been identified among the 157 passengers and crew that perished in the Ethiopian Airline crash earlier today. Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam who was at the accident scene of the accident confirmed that there was no survivors in the airline crash. He expressed his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident. He said Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it…

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Ethiopian GCEO receives “Most Influential People of African Descent” Award

Ethiopian Airlines Group has extended its congratulations to the entire Ethiopian family and the country at large, on the recognition of Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, as one of the most influential people of African descent in the category of business and entrepreneurship at a colourful ceremony held in Addis Ababa on Feb. 09, 2019. The most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is a global civil society initiative in support of the United Nation’s International Decade for People of African Descent, recognizing high achievers in four…

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