Ethiopian Won “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards” from Employer Branding Institute - December 7, 2015

Ethiopian Won “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards” from Employer Branding Institute

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards’ from Employer Branding Institute on 8th December 2015 at Le Meridien, Mauritus.

The Africa Best Employer Brand Awards – 2nd Edition are hosted by Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group with CHRO Asia as a Strategic Partner and Endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses.

Ethiopian is awarded Africa Best Employer Brand Awards for its consistent improvement in HR Policy, for being a social and equal opportunity employer and for developing and nurturing future leaders.

Upon receiving the award, Vice President of Corporate HRM, Mrs. Aziza Mohammed, said, “First and foremost, I would like to thank the organizers for distinguishing Ethiopian as Best Employer in Africa. The Best Employer award is one of the most important acknowledgments that a company could get in recognition of its human resource practices and talent management initiatives.” She added “We strongly believe that our employees are the bedrock of the success of Ethiopian and it is our corporate conviction to be an employer of choice. We are a globally diversified company operating in five continents with more than 9000 dedicated employees working day and night to keep Ethiopian shining high in the sky. We shall continue to invest in training and empowering our employees with the required skill and knowledge to keep the momentum of our growth embedded in Vision 2025.”

Ethiopian has been crowned Employer of Choice 2015 award by Careers in Africa in November 2015. APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, the Best Regional Airline Award by Air Transport World is among Ethiopian recent achievements.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 91 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate 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 growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529