Allan Kilavuka

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Allan Kilavuka
Born Kenya
Alma mater University of Nairobi
University of Liverpool
Occupation Corporate executive
Years active 1999–present
Title Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Airways

Allan Kilavuka is a Kenyan businessman and corporate executive, who has served as the chief executive officer at Kenya Airways, the national airline of Kenya, since 1 April 2020. He previously served as the CEO of Jambojet, a low-cost carrier wholly owned by Kenya Airways, from January 2019 to 31 March 2020.[1][2][3]

Background and education

Kilavuka was born in Kenya and attended local primary and secondary schools. He studied at the University of Nairobi, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. He then went on to obtain a Certificate in Psychology from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.[1][3] He has also attended courses in Advanced Management, Executive Leadership and Financial Management at Crotonville Leadership Institute, in Westchester County, New York, United States, owned by General Electric.[4]


Before he took up his assignment with Jambojet, where his appointment was announced in November 2018,[5] he was the head of General Electric (GE) in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that, he served in various capacities at GE and at Deloitte, in their sub-Saharan African businesses.[6][7]

At Kenya Airways, he replaced Sebastian Mickosz, the Polish former chief executive, who resigned for personal reasons, before the expiry of his three-year contract.[8] Kilavuka will now sit on all the boards of Kenya Airways subsidiary companies. He will remain at the board of Jambojet, initially as the CEO and as a representative of Kenya Airways, starting on 1 April 2020.[9][4]

One of his first initiatives at KQ was to order a 25 percent executive pay cut for all top managers at the airline, beginning on 1 April 2020. The measure is aimed at conserving cash at the limping airline during the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the same exercise, the company's board of directors will forego their board allowances during the same period.[10]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Brian Ngugi (28 February 2020). "Kenya Airways confirms Allan Kilavuka appointment as CEO". Nairobi. 
  2. (26 November 2018). "Jambojet Limited appoints Allan Kilavuka as its New Managing Director and CEO". Nairobi: Jambojet Limited. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 MarketScreener (6 September 2020). "Biography of Allan Kilavuka". Annecy, France: 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Africa Inc Magazine (28 February 2020). "Allan Kilavuka confirmed as the new CEO for Kenya Airways". Nairobi: Africa Inc Magazine. 
  5. Routes Online (7 January 2020). "Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka on LCCs in Africa". Manchester, United Kingdom: Routes Online. 
  6. Log Update Africa (28 February 2020). "Allan Kilavuka becomes permanent CEO of Kenya Airways". New Bombay, India: Log Update Africa. 
  7. The Knowledge Warehouse (26 April 2020). "Allan Kilavuka – The new CEO to watch at Kenya Airways". Nairobi: The Knowledge Warehouse Magazine Kenya. 
  8. Brian Ngugi (24 May 2019). "Troubled Kenya Airways boss to quit before end of three-year contract". Nairobi. 
  9. Julie Owino (28 February 2020). "KQ promotes Jambojet's head Allan Kilavuka as the new CEO". Nairobi: 98.4 Capital FM. 
  10. Bonface Otieno (19 March 2020). "Kenya Airways managers take 35pc pay cut in coronavirus turbulence". Nairobi. 

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