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AFRAA appoints Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs

Posted 5 January 2021 · Add Comment

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has appointed Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs in a consulting capacity which became effective January 1, 2021.

Kuuchi joins AFRAA from IATA where he served as the Association’s Special Envoy to Africa on Aero-Political Affairs for 2 years and IATA Vice President – Africa for 4 years. He led IATA engagements with top government, regional and industry leaders in driving key initiatives aimed at unlocking the full potential of African aviation. He was also IATA’s focal point on the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

 

Before joining IATA, Raphael served as AFRAA commercial director in 2005 and later as Director Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs till February 2014. In this capacity, Raphael initiated and oversaw many projects in airlines business development, commercial operations, IT and communication, liberalization/ market access, aero-political/regulatory affairs and training across Africa.

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