Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Africa Best Employer Brand and Business Leadership Excellence Awards at the 3rd Edition of AFRICA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS ceremony held in Mauritius on December 06, 2016.
AFRICA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS recognizes top organizations across Africa, who have demonstrated excellence in building the Employer Brand, through a distinct identity that is visible through HR practices; polices & strategy as an Employer of Choice.
The ‘Business Leadership Excellence Award’ was given to Ethiopian Group CEO in recognition of his leadership excellence while the ‘African Best Employer Brand Award 2016’ was given in recognition of the valuable contribution Ethiopian is making to be the most sought after employer.
While receiving the award, A/VP Corporate HRM, Ethiopian Group, Mr. Mesay Shiferaw, remarked, “We are sincerely honoured to receive the Africa Best Employer Brand andBusiness Leadership Excellence Awards and wish to thank the organizers and the jury for recognizing Ethiopian and our Group CEO, Mr. Tewole GebreMariam, for his excellence in leadership. Human Resource Development being one of the core pillars of our long term growth plan, vision 2025, we are continuously nurturing HR practices, standard work ethics and values that help us achieve our targets. To this end, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is playing a paramount role in producing and fostering future leaders of the aviation industry. We shall continue to invest in training and empowering our employees with the required skill and knowledge to keep Ethiopian on a fast growth trajectory.”
Investing over USD$ 100 million to revamp the academy, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is currently the largest and the most advanced center of excellence in developing skilled workforce not only for Ethiopian Airlines but also the wider African aviation industry.
Ethiopian has won several prestigious awards including Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa and Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer