Nigerian airline startup, Green Africa Airways has today announced the appointment of Kristof Hegedus as its Founding Director of Ground Operations.
In a statement sent to PageOne.ng, the airline said Kristof most recently served as the Director of Ground Operations (and nominated postholder) at Primera Air where he had overall management responsibilities for the Ground Operations, Security and Operations Control Center (OCC) departments.
At Primera, he was the officer in charge of continuous assessment and monitoring of ground operations performance in accordance with the company SMS, Civil Aviation Authority and IOSA requirements. He was also the designated Emergency Response Coordinator responsible for the airline’s emergency response planning and preparedness.
Prior to Primera, Kristof was the Compliance Manager for Ground Operations at Wizz Air. In this role, he led ground handling and airport operations for Wizz Air in Italy, Lithuania and Latvia. He was also responsible for designing and managing compliance monitoring audits, maintaining all Ground Operations Manuals, setting up stations, and training handling agents. Before joining Wizz Air, Kristof was Head of Operations at Goldair Handling Bulgaria, and prior to that, he spent six years at easyJet. At easyJet, Kristof served in various roles including Crew Control Officer and Airport Operations Officer. Kristof is trained as an internal IOSA auditor and he earned his degree in Aviation Management from London Metropolitan University.
We are delighted that Kristof has joined us on this journey to build Green Africa Airways into a value carrier of choice for several millions of customers in Nigeria and across the broader African continent. As always, we will continue to keep you posted as the journey unfolds.