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Precision Air gets new CEO


Precision Air Services Plc, has announced Mr. Patrick Mwanri (44) as its new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The company said in a statement that Mr Mwanri, who has been working as acting CEO since April 2019, officially assumed the new role effective from 1st November 2019.
According to the statement, Mr Mwanri has a wealth of experience of over 15 years in aviation, having joined Precision Air in 2004 as a Flight Operations Officer and has risen up the ranks holding various positions in the airline including Crew Scheduling & Administration Manager, Quality Manager, Head of Quality, Safety and Environment and Head of Quality, Safety and Security a position he was holding prior to his Acting appointment as Group Managing Director & CEO in April 2019.
He holds an Executive MBA in Aerospace Management from Toulouse Business School in France, a Bsc. in Engineering and Technology- Informatics and Computer Science from the St. Petersburg Electro-technical University in Russia, a Diploma in Airline Quality Management Systems by IATA as well as Diploma in flight Operations and Dispatch from Skypath Aviation College in Kenya.
Mr. Mwanri has taken over the leadership of the airline from his predecessor, Ms. Sauda Rajab whose contract ended in March 2019. Ms. Rajab joined Precision Air in 2013 from Kenya Airways and led the company for 6 years. She will be remembered for managing the company through tough times in the years 2013 to 2014.
Precision Air’s chairman Michael Shirima, congratulated the new CEO and wished him all the best in his new role.“The board believes in Mr. Mwanri and that's why it has approved his appointment, we expect he will use his rich experience in the aviation business to propel the business and achieve our corporate goals.”
“We are also excited that we have given a homegrown young Tanzanian to run our company, we believe this will inspire youth to believe in themselves that they can achieve anything if they work hard and show commitment, as it was shown by Mr. Mwanri. This also is to support the government efforts to promote youth and local talents by giving them the opportunity to take up top management posts.” He added
Mr Patrick Mwanri thanked the Board and the Chairman for trusting him and promised to return the trust by leading the company to become the airline of choice and the catalyst of change.


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