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KQ drops commercial director as revenues drop sharply.

Kenya Airways has dropped its commercial director, in a harbinger of a possible re-organisation in the wake of the largest drop in revenues experienced by the airline in the past five years.


Mohan Chandra, 61, served his last day as commercial director on Friday, January 18, when his contract ended.


KQ head of communication Chris Karanja confirmed Mr Chandra’s exit, while a different source said: “Both parties agreed to mutually end the contract.” The source added: “Being the commercial director, he was the one responsible for the selling.”
Jimmy Kebati, the airline’s head of network planning, has been asked to serve in an acting capacity as the hunt for a substantive replacement for Mr Chandra gets under way.
Mr Chandra had served in the position since August 2009, coming in from the Emirates Post Group where he was the chief operating officer.

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