IATA Makes Changes in Africa, Middle East Operations  26th Jul 2018

In an effort to accommodate the diversity in geographic distances and complex challenges of the region, IATA Africa & Middle East (IATA AME) has made internal re-organization to favour its members and stakeholders.

“We have reshaped our AME structure and delivery approach so that we are set up to overcome some of AME’s unique geographical and operational challenges to maximize our ability and capacity” said a statement from IATA.

Effective July 1st 2018, IATA AME has remodelled their structure and delivery approach with the aim of overcoming some of the AME’s unique geographical and operational challenges in order to maximize their ability and capacity to serve members and stakeholders. “The new structure will allow us to better utilize our resources and focus on driving IATA’s global and regional strategic objectives across all business areas. Furthermore, it will allow IATA AME to allocate more resources to matters that are important to the successes of your organization and help build a safe, efficient and secure aviation industry,” says Sidy Gueye, Relationship Manager, IATA East Africa.

Under this new reshaped structure, primary support and advice for the services provided by IATA will be managed from four strategically located IATA cluster and support offices as below. The Gulf and Near East Cluster will be managed from Abu Dhabi and supported by a team in Jeddah and Amman, while North Africa and Levant Cluster will be managed from Cairo and supported by a team in Casablanca. In sub-Saharan Africa, the West and Central Africa Cluster will be managed from Lagos and supported by a team in Dakar while the South and East Africa Cluster will be managed from Johannesburg and supported by a team in Nairobi.

The affairs of the East Africa region will now be handled by Mr. Sidy Gueye who has been appointed the Relationship Manager, East Africa taking over from Ms. Sally Osure who served as the Area Manager, Eastern Africa. Reacting to the changes, KATA CEO Nicanor Sabula welcomed the changes and expressed his hopes that the changes would bring the much needed efficiencies and effectiveness in dealing with IATA matters. “We welcome Mr. Gueye to the region and hope that with his wide experience in the industry he will help us to speedily resolve issues that regularly emerge and require urgent attention. We will not have to rely to Amman anymore for our cases to be addressed.”

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