Yvonne Makolo | Chief Executive Officer

Yvonne Makolo, Chief Executive Officer, Rwandair

Yvonne Manzi Makolo is an accomplished business leader serving as the CEO of RwandAir, Rwanda's national flag carrier, since 2018. With a rich professional background, she embarked on her journey with RwandAir in April 2017, initially joining as the Deputy CEO in Charge of Corporate Affairs. Before her tenure at RwandAir, Yvonne held prominent roles at MTN Rwanda, the largest telecommunication company in the country, where she notably served as the Chief Marketing Officer and briefly acted as the CEO.

Yvonne's expertise is further strengthened by her educational background, including a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology. With over 11 years of valuable commercial experience, she has proven her aptitude for strategic decision-making and driving organizational growth.

As a visionary leader in the aviation industry, Yvonne Manzi Makolo continues to guide RwandAir towards new heights, ensuring its prominence as a symbol of national pride and excellence in Rwanda.

Yvonne currently serves as the 81st Chair of the IATA Board of Governors, marking the first time a woman has taken on this role.

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