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New Director General for CAAZ


The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has appointed Dr. Eng Elijah Chingosho as the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe with effect from 01 August 2021.
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Dr. Eng. Chingosho is a renowned aviation expert who is well known throughout the aviation industry where he has spent over three decades of service in various capacities culminating in his being selected as the Secretary General and CEO of the Nairobi based African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the rst person from within SADC to land such
an important and prestigious post.

“Dr. Eng. Elijah Chingosho is an aviation leader with
decades of experience in aircraft engineering,
business turnaround, organisational business
development, safety and security systems in aviation,
aviation regulatory development and strategic
management, and has led successful teams in the
private, government and non-prot sectors,” the
Chairman of the CAAZ Board of Directors, Advocate
Theophilus P. Gambe said. “Throughout his career in
the aviation industry, he has established a strong
record of success, which has put Zimbabwe on the
African and indeed global aviation map”.

“This experience gives him good stead at the CAAZ as
he steers the transformation of the organization into a
regional hub of world class aviation services while
achieving its objectives under the National
Development Strategy 1 (NDS-1).”

Prior to being the Secretary General and CEO of the
AFRAA, Dr. Eng. Chingosho held several senior
executive positions including AFRAA Director Safety,
Technical and Training for nine years. Before moving to
Nairobi, he served as General Manager Engineering at
Air Zimbabwe for 3 years (1999-2001). Dr. Eng.
Chingosho is a retired Group Captain from the Air Force
of Zimbabwe where he was its Director of Engineering
before joining Thabs Marketing, a private company
based in Harare where he was the Projects
Development Manager.

“I am honored to have been appointed to serve this
important organization and continue actively working
to develop the aviation industry in Zimbabwe”, said Dr.
Eng. Chingosho. “With the support of the team at
CAAZ , we will efciently and professionally serve the
fascinating aviation industry.”

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe is under the
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development
and the Board is chaired by Advocate T.P. Gambe

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