Ethiopian Airlines has won the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award at the recently concluded Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which is being attended by more than 1,800 delegates. The Africa CEO Forum is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year.
Yearly, the Africa CEO Forum Awards recognise companies and investors that have shaped their different industry in the year in Africa, during the Forum gala dinner.
While receiving the awards, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are honored to be awarded as African champion. Thank you very much for the strong vote of confidence that Africa has given us even at the most challenging time in our history.
“We are still mourning the loss of the lives of our esteemed passengers and colleagues at the tragic accident on ET 302 on 10 March 2019. My sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences goes to the families of the victims, the country and the continent of Africa. We are also very grateful to the traveling public which has stood with us in such difficult time. The vote of confidence is unbelievable.
“We have never seen such kind of large number of vote of confidence for one of the strongest brands in Africa. Thank you all for all the support you have given us and continue to give us. Together, we will make Africa great and we will put our continent in its right place in the global stage.”
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