Speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African aviation industry.

Members of our speaking faculty are chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and the insight they offer to progress African aviation.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty for 2023, please contact Jon Howell

A selection of our past speaker include:

Sameer Adam

Senior Vice President, Commercial

ACIA Aero Leasing

Adefunke Adeyemi

Secretary General

AFCAC

Ronnie Afema

Student Pilot; Aviation Journalist, Airspace Africa

AviaDev Ambassador

Andrew Armitstead

Head of Airline Marketing, Africa & Middle East

Airbus

Joanna Bailey

Managing Editor

Simple Flying

Moritz Breickmann

Investment Director

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Helen Brume

Director, Project & Asset Based Finance

Afreximbank

Namory Camara

Managing Director

SOGEAC- Aéroport International Ahmed Sekou Toure

Julien Coffinier

Chief Executive Officer

Ravinala Airports

Federico Curto

Commercial Project Manager

Avion Express

Hussein Dabbas

General Manager - Middle East and Africa.

Embraer

Christine Driessen

Airport Consultant

NACO

Rodger Foster

CEO and MD

Airlink

Sanjeev Gadhia

CEO

Astral Aviation

Kuljit Ghata-Aura

President Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Boeing

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances

Kenya Airways

Kirby Gordon

Chief Marketing Officer

Safair Operations Pty Ltd

John Grant

Partner

AviaDev Consult, powered by MIDAS aviation

Thabiso Thando Khoza

Drone Pilot and RPAS Maintenance Technician (GFPA Alumni)

AviaDev Ambassador

Khangi Khoza

Chief Executive Officer

Swissport South Africa (Pty) Ltd

David King

Cape Town Air Access Project Manager

Wesgro

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa

NACO

Refilwe Ledwaba

Founder

Girls Fly Programme for Africa

Sean Mendis

Director

SeanMendis.com

Thapelo Mokwena

Divisional Head: Operations

Aviation Co-ordination Services

Nowel Ngala

Director, Commercial & Ground Operations

ASKY

Derek Nseko

Founder & CEO

Airspace Africa

Johan Pauwels

Regional Vice President Africa and France

Hahn Air

Blaine Powell

Chief Sales Officer

Ink Innovation SL

Zoe Rajohnson

Commercial and Marketing Director

Ravinala Airports

Abdul Samamad

Advisor Commercial and Lease

LAM - Mozambique Airlines

Mahek Shah

Student Pilot || Founder of Wings For Women

AviaDev Ambassador

Daniel Silke

Director

Political Futures Consulting

Wrenelle Stander

Chief Executive Officer

Wesgro

Jason Sutcliffe

Regional Marketing Director

Rolls-Royce

Aditi Thaker

Account Director - Eastern and Southern Africa

SITA

Girma Wake

Chairman

Ethiopian Airlines

Gad Wavomba

Vice President Leasing

AerCap

Getaneh WoldeMichael

Commercial Director

Air Botswana