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

Confirmed Speakers include:

Adefunke Adeyemi

Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations, Africa - IATA

Nick Ashton

Head of Partnerships & Industry Affairs, Dohop

Jonathan Ayache

CEO, lift

Hon. Najib Balala

Cabinet Secretary for tourism and wildlife, Republic of Kenya

Kwame Bekoe

Aviation Professional

Hilka Birns

Journalist, ch-aviation

Mafalda Borea

Co-Founder and CEO of Sustainable First ™; Sustainability Editor, VoyagesAfriq

James Bosse

Director Sales, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

Jean-Paul Boutibou

Vice President Aviation Advisory, EMEA, Russia and CIS, MHIRJ (Mitsubishi Heavy industries)

Patrick Collard

Chief Executive Officer, Ravinala Airports

Soufiane Daher

Air Cargo Advisor at NACO

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airlink

Shingai George

Insights Expert/Market Data Analyst, ForwardKeys

Sanjeev Gadhia

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

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances, Kenya Airways

Carol Hay

CEO, McKenzie Gayle Limited and Former Director of Marketing UK & Europe for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)

Jon Howell

CEO & Founder, AviaDev

Rakan Khaled

Vice President, Airport Systems at Collins Aerospace

David King

Project Manager, Cape Town Air Access (WESGRO)

Marcel Langeslag

Director African Aviation, NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants)

Escher Luanda

Former Chairperson, Air Namibia

Sean Mendis

Aviation Expert

Nowel Ngala

Group Commercial and Ground Operations Director at ASKY Airlines and Chairman of the AFRAA Aero-political committee.

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

Wrenelle Stander

Former CEO, Comair Ltd

Ogaga Udjo

Regional Partner, AviaDev Consult and Managing Director, ZA Logics

Girma Wake

Former CEO, Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman, RwandAir

Gad Wavomba

Sales Director, Embraer

Ciaran Wilson

Head of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Cellpoint Digital

Chris Zweigenthal

Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa

Roundtable Hosts include:

AviaDev 2021 Advisory Board