Air Namibia’s chief information officer, Victor Nghifindaka, this week informed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) of his resignation as Digital Transformation Advisory Council member. Nghifindaka’s resignation was compelled by IATA’s regulations following the liquidation of Air Namibia, which ceased all operations on 11 February this year and was subsequently provisionally wound up by order of the High Court on 26 February.
Nghifindaka made the announcement in a letter dated 10 March to IATA’s CEO and director general, Alexandre de Juniac.
“It has been an honour and privilege of a lifetime to represent the African region, as well as to serve the global air transport industry through IATA. Even though the industry is faced with extraordinary challenges, it was a delight to be part of the able team of seasoned aviation experts dedicated to restore air connectivity and support the industry recovery plans. I have gained so much experience and knowledge during my tenure and I am proud of all we have accomplished in the past year despite the immense challenges,” Nghifindaka stated.
He concluded that there is no doubt that aviation will play a critical role in lifting the world to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I wish IATA, the DTAC Council and the aviation industry an expeditious recovery, resilience, and success in restoring the ‘Business of Freedom’,” he said.