• August 13th, 2020

Air Nam IT director to serve on IATA’s council

Air Namibia has congratulated its Chief Information Officer, Victor Nghifindaka on his recent appointment as a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) Digital Transformation Advisory Council (DTAC).
The appointment is for a period of three years, effective May 2020. 

The Digital Transformation Advisory Council acts as an advisor to the board of governors and the IATA director general on matters concerning industry transformation and aviation industry data connected with international air transport.  
The advisory council is comprised of 11 members, who were nominated from each of the seven IATA board geographical regions. The membership includes airline technology executives from airlines such as Air Namibia, Air Mauritius, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Singapore, Korean Air and Aeroflot. 

Air Namibia’s acting CEO Elia Erastus commended Nghifindaka on his new assignment and said is confident that he will discharge his responsibilities with skills, diligence and passion. “This is a great milestone for the airline and the country at large, since this is the first time Air Namibia is being represented on the IATA Digital Transformation Advisory Council. We encourage you to serve this body with your expertise to accelerate our digital transformation plan and that of our country in the aviation industry.” 

Nghifindaka was full of praise and vowed to work together with his team members to develop strategies, policies and action plans that will accelerate aviation digital conversion. He said, “It is humbling to see that Namibian human capital is being recognised by international bodies such as IATA to represent the region. I look forward to co-sharing ideas, visions and challenges in our quest to achieve the council’s mandate.” When asked how his appointment will improve the realities at home, Nghifindaka said, “Namibia’s economic aspirations to become a logistics hub can be complemented by a strong and modern aviation industry driven by digital transformation and ready for the 4th industrial revolution.” 
Air Namibia, like many world-class airlines, is already using digitisation aligned to market demands. Most of the airline’s commercial activities and transactions have migrated to online platforms, to ensure a sustainable flow of income from all parts of the world. 

Staff Reporter
2020-05-07 09:43:16 | 3 months ago

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