Kenya Airways independent non-executive director John Ngumi has resigned. In a statement on Friday, Ngumi said he has decided to give others a chance to work for the company. “I am leaving because I believe now that KQ’s consistent work is starting to bear fruit, now is the best time for others to join and develop the revolutionary platform that KQ group leadership and management have created, “he said.

Ngumi said he will continue to believe in KQ’s its economic importance to the country. He has been a partner in the company since its establishment in 1977 and occasionally worked as a banker and financial advisor.

First elected to the Board in 2019, he played a key role in unifying the Board and management and saw KQ overcome the major challenges it has faced then and ever since.As Chairman of the Board of Directors’ Audit and Risk Committee, he managed the company’s transformation and sustainable growth.

“Ngumi leaves at a pivotal moment for KQ having contributed immensely to KQ’s improved operating performance, and to the strategic coherence now apparent in Board discussions,” the Board said. It lauded him for his dedication and time at the airline.


“The Board of Directors of KQ takes this opportunity to thank Ngumi most sincerely for his unwavering dedication, and for his immense and invaluable contributions to KQ throughout his tenure as a Board Member, and wishes him the best for the future,” said the board.


June 2, 2023

Written by: