Clare Ward | Chief Information Office
Kenya Airways

Clare Ward, Chief Information Office, Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways Appoints Clare Ward as its CIO

Nairobi, January 24, 2019 - National carrier, Kenya Airways has appointed Clare Ward as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 23rd January 2019.
Ms. Ward is an innovative and accomplished IT professional with a track record of driving bottom line value through digital transformation, brings a wealth of experience from the airline industry where she spent the past 24 years leading various well-established organisations.

Her appointment comes at a time when Kenya Airways is undergoing strategic changes in many fields and initiatives aimed at addressing internal efficiencies, industry alliances and improving customer experience.

While announcing the appointment, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz said, “As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am delighted to have Clare join our team. Her experience in this field is essential for Kenya Airways to effectively compete with regional careers in the fast and ever-changing environment of IT. Clare will be responsible for ensuring continuity and quality improvement of the systems and tools used daily by our employees.”

Ms. Ward held various senior management roles with airlines and international aviation businesses such as British Airways, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports and AlphaZetta prior to joining Kenya Airways. During her tenure, she focused on shifting organisations from brick and mortar to digital driven, by creating and overseeing the execution of innovative strategies.

Ms. Ward holds a BSc. in Applied Biology, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Appearances:



World Aviation Festival - 5th September @ 12:40

CIO Panel: What are the biggest challenges of integrating digital technology into the aviation industry?

  • Can the airline industry unlearn enough, disrupt itself and digitally transform to compete with leading digital players?
  • In a hyper-competitive global market how can carriers use digital and AI to differentiate themselves from competitors?
  • How can digital and AI help bridge the personalisation gap to transform the passenger experience?
  • What are the potential untapped applications for blockchain and IoT that could become genuine game changers?
last published: 23/Aug/19 13:25 GMT

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