Nairobi, Kenya – 14 March 2014 – Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has appointed Anita Kongson as the new Country Manager for Kenya. Prior to her new posting, Ms. Kongson was Emirates’ Sales Manager for Switzerland.
With more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Ms. Kongson began her airline career with another carrier in Zurich in 1986, and six years later joined Emirates as a reservations and ticketing agent.
Her career progression in Emirates saw her occupy a series of positions including reservation and ticketing supervisor; reservations and ticketing officer; reservations and sales support manager; and later sales manager Switzerland, a position she held between 1999 and January 2014.
“I feel very privileged to be given the responsibility by the management to represent Emirates in Kenya. A country endowed not only with some of the most beautiful wildlife game reserves in the world and splendid natural scenery, but also a thriving economy with enormous potential for a leading global airline such as Emirates. Together with my team, I’m excited by the opportunity to further grow our business in this vibrant East African gateway,” she said.
Congratulating Ms Kongson on her new appointment, Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President for Latin America, Central and Southern Africa, said, “We want to thank Anita for her hard work in Switzerland and wish her all the best in her new position as Emirates’ Country Manager for Kenya. I am convinced that with her long-term experience, intercultural competence and her personal commitment, she will continue to build on the success and growth of the company.”
Ms Kongson holds Master’s degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.
Emirates operates double daily flights between Nairobi and Dubai and onward to more than 140 destinations in 80 countries across six continents.EK 719 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1045hrs and arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 1445hrs. The return flight, EK720, leaves JKIA at 1640hrs and lands in Dubai at 1040hrs. Second flight EK 721 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1505hrs and arrives at JKIA at 1905hrs. The return flight, EK722, leaves JKIA at 2250hrs and lands in Dubai at 0450hrs