Ethiopian Airlines wins ‘African Champion of the Year’ Award

Ethiopian Airlines won the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award recently at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which was 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.

Every year, the Africa CEO Forum Awards recognise the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa, during the Africa CEO Forum Gala Dinner.

While receiving the awards, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are honoured 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 for the loss of the lives of our esteemed passengers and colleagues at the tragic accident on ET 302 on March 10. My sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences for the families of the victims, the country and the continent of Africa.

But we are very grateful to the travelling public who have stood with us in such a difficult time. The vote of confidence is unbelievable. We have never seen such kind of a large number of the 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 on the global stage.”