By NBF News

AFRICA'S leading airline, South African Airways (SAA) has appointed a Nigerian national, Ohis Ehimiaghe as the new Regional Manager: North, West and Central Africa.

The appointment is as a result of the airline's restructuring of its Africa and  Middle East region which has now been split into three distinct sub-regions.

With this move, Ehimiaghe has relocated from Luanda, Angola where he has been Country Manager for the airline for the past two years to Lagos with jurisdiction which covers Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, DRC, Gabon, Cameroon and Benin Republic.

Ohis has been with SAA for over four years, with an additional 10 years experience in aviation having worked in Lagos, for various airlines and travel management companies and has a wealth of knowledge of the West and Central African operating environment.

Before his elevation to the Regional Managerial position, he had been Country Manager, Nigeria from where he was transferred to Luanda, Angola to function in the same capacity.

Prior to joining SAA in September 2007, Ohis also worked for three years with Kenyan Airways as Country Manager, Nigeria.

SAA Regional General Manager: Africa & Middle East, Aaron Munetsi described him as an asset to the airline for always meeting set criteria for measuring performance as well as his ability to raise future leaders.

'He had critical areas mapped out for him and he knew exactly what was expected of him. He knew that he was going to be measured. He knew what the measurements were and the implications for either meeting them or not. I must say he has always surpassed our expectations of him.'