Kenya Airways has appointed Clare Ward as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective 23rd January 2019.
Ms. Ward, who is an innovative and accomplished IT professional with a track record of driving bottom line value through digital transformation, brings a wealth of experience from the airline industry where she spent the past 24 years leading various well-established organizations.
Her appointment comes at a time when Kenya Airways is undergoing strategic changes in many fields and initiatives aimed at addressing internal efficiencies, industry alliances and improving customer experience.
“As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am delighted to have Clare join our team. Her experience in this field is essential for Kenya Airways to effectively compete with regional careers in the fast and ever-changing environment of IT. Clare will be responsible for ensuring continuity and quality improvement of the systems and tools used daily by our employees,” Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz said.
Ms. Ward held various senior management roles with airlines and international aviation businesses such as British Airways, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports, and AlphaZetta prior to joining Kenya Airways.
During her tenure, she focused on shifting organizations from brick and mortar to digital driven, by creating and overseeing the execution of innovative strategies.
She holds a BSc. in Applied Biology, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.