Troubled Air Afrique gets new DG

Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Marcel Mensah Kodjo of Togo, was Sunday appointed Director-General of the troubled multinational airline Air Afrique, Company sources said in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.
Kodjo, who is expected to assume office Monday, replaces American Jeffrey Erickson, reportedly sacked 31 August.
The 59-year-old Togolese banker, was a top official of the Dakar-based Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), and had also served as chairman of the strategic Committee of the International Bank for West Africa (BIAO-CI), in Abidjan.
Kodjo, a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science and the National School of Administration, also in the French capital, was Secretary General of the Bank Commission of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU).
He assumes office at a difficult period at the loss-making airline, owned by French-speaking African countries, and which is currently undergoing a major restructuring, involving job losses opposed by the workers.

16 september 2001 16:27:00

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