AfBAA appoints new vice president


The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has appointed Dawit Lemma as its new International vice president.

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Lemma will drive growth and provide increased support to AfBAA members. Lemma has been a director and board member at the association over the last six years, having previously founded and held the title of group chairman and CEO at Krimson Aviation, a business aviation and airline provider based in Ethiopia and Malta. He has almost 20 years of experience in the aviation sector across four continents and represents Krimson in the European Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in the US.

Nick Fadugba, chairperson and CEO, AfBAA said Lemma’s key focus will be “to promote AfBAA within Africa and internationally, strengthen ties with government regulators and industry stakeholders and help the association achieve its numerous goals”.

Alongside Lemma, Sam Keddle has been appointed as AfBAA’s manager based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She joins from the Commercial Aviation Association of South Africa (CAASA) where she has experience in managing the needs of members and administration.

Both appointments are effective immediately. In 2017, five years after it was first founded, the AfBAA became the 15th member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Since then, the association has worked closely with IBAC to provide African operators and regulatory authorities with a greater understanding of international standards across the sector.