SONY DSCEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has appointed Joan Mwaniki as its new General Manager based in Nairobi, Kenya.

With a strong track record of working in a commercial aviation environment, Joan’s key responsibilities will be to increase awareness of the Etihad Airways brand and develop and further grow the relationships with the key travel trade and corporate customers across East Africa.

Prior to joining Etihad Airways, Joan held key positions with codeshare partner, Kenya Airways, where she spent seven years developing an in-depth understanding of the business and leisure travel markets on the carrier’s African network, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe and most  recently in Tanzania, covering mainland Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar.