Aviation: As Vincent Coste leaves Kenya Airways Catherine Kamau returns as Commercial Director


Catherine Kamau has joined Kenya Airways as Head of Marketing, a position which since the departure of Chris Diaz, KQ’s Director of Marketing a year and a half ago was not substantially filled.

This is just as Vincent Coste, the airlines’ former commercial director resigned from his position.

According to a report by atcnews.org, Catherine brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked for several global carriers in the past, most recently for Etihad Airways on secondment to Air Seychelles as Head of Marketing, Product and Loyalty based in Victoria / Mahe.

Before joining Etihad Airways in 2013 as Marketing Manager MENA Region Catherine worked at Qatar Airways since 2008 as Marketing Manager for Africa, based in Doha.

Catherine holds a BA from the American College in London in Marketing and subsequently completed her Masters Degree in Global Marketing at the University of Liverpool.

meanwhile, Coste joined the airline in 2016 from a previous position as senior vice president at Qatar Airways but has served prior to that for several years in senior positions at Air France-KLM.

According to logupdateafrica.com, speculation is rife in Kenya’s aviation industry over the reasons of Conte’s departure with some pointing to the hitherto disappointing sales figures for the airline’s US flights which are due to be launched on the October 28 this year.

Conte made his last public appearance few days ago, while announcing the signing of an extensive codeshare deal with US carrier Delta, which is also part of the global SkyTeam alliance to which Kenya Airways belongs.

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