HARARE – Chipo Mtasa, a former managing director of TelOne, has been named board chair of Air Zimbabwe as of Monday 6th February 2023 replacing former finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, who held the position since June 2019.
“The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Honourable Felix Mhona wishes to advise members of the public and all stakeholders in the aviation sector that His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has approved the appointment of Dr Chipo Mtasa as the chairperson of the Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd board.”
“I wish Mtasa and her team great success as they lead Air Zimbabwe’s recovery process through implementation of the Air Zimbabwe 6-year Strategic Turnaround Plan with the view to develop a dependable airline,” Mhona said.
Mtasa recently retired from her position as managing director of TelOne in December of last year following the completion of her two five-year terms, as required by the law governing the management of public enterprises. She had joined the telecoms company in 2013.
During her tenure as the managing director, TelOne changed its focus from the fixed-line business, which was losing money, and became a more broadband-focused organisation.
Mhona also announced the appointment of Edmund Makona as the deputy board chairperson of national carrier, Air Zimbabwe.
Makona has been described as “an aviation expert who has worked in the aviation industry for more than two decades.”