22-Apr-2013 1:42 PM

SAA appoints new CEO

South African Airways (SAA) appointed (19-Apr-2013) Monwabisi Kalawe as CEO designate under a five-year contract. Mr Kalawe is currently executive chairperson at Compass Group and is expected to commence the new role in "the next few weeks," replacing acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Mr Kalawe is expected to oversee the implementation of the airline's 20-year turnaround strategy, which Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba will submit to South Africa's Cabinet for approval in May-2013. [more - original PR - I] [more - original PR - II]