Aviation Develop Africa

AviaDev Africa

Your African Aviation Development Hub

Our 2021 speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African aviation industry. Members of our speaking faculty are chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and the insight they offer to progress African aviation.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty for 2021, please contact Jon Howell

Our past speakers have included:

Sameer Adam

Regional Vice President, Sales - Europe, Russia & CIS, Middle East & Africa at De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

Abderahmane Berthe

Secretary General. African Airlines Association

Moritz Breickmann

Investment Director, AIIM (African Infrastructure Investment Managers)

Patrick Collard

Chief Executive Officer, Ravinala Airports

Eldrid De Villiers

Business Development Manager (BDM) - Africa at ExecuJet MRO Services

Mark Dunnachie

Head of Commercial EMEA & Russia, ATR

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer, AirLink

Sanjeev Ghadia

Vice Chairman, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Founder and CEO, Astral Aviation

Sileshi Girma

CEO, Tourism Ethiopia

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances, Kenya Airways

David Gunnarsson

CEO, Dohop

Alexander Herring

Private Sector Liaison Officer, World Bank Group

Joao Po Jorge

Director General, LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, S.A

Raphael Kuuchi

Special Envoy on Aero-political Affairs, IATA

Marcel Langeslag

Director African Aviation, NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants)

Refilwe Ledwaba

Founder, Girls Fly Programme for Africa

Cori MacFarland

Program Officer | Private Sector Engagement World Wildlife Fund

Sean Mendis

Chief Operations Officer, Africa World Airlines

Simon Neveling

FlyWestair Project Manager at Westair Aviation

Nowel Ngala

Commercial Director, ASKY airline

Blaine Powell

Chief Sales Officer, Ink Aviation

H.E. Joël Randriamandranto

Minister of Transport, Tourism and Meteorology of Madagascar

Becca Rowland

Partner, AviaDev Consult, powered by MIDAS aviation

Girma Shiferaw

Manager Business Development & Equity Partner Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines

Ogaga Udjo

Managing Director, ZA Logics

Girma Wake

Former CEO, Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman, RwandAir

Gad Wavomba

Sales Director, Embraer

Ciaran Wilson

Head of Sales, Middle East and Africa, Cellpoint Digital

Chris Zweigenthal

Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa

AviaDev 2021 Advisory Board