KATA Appoints Agnes Mucuha As New CEO

KENYA ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS (KATA) ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF NICANOR SABULA AND APPOINTMENT OF AGNES MUCUHA AS NEW CEO

In announcing the appointment of Ms. Mucuha, Mr. Wanyoike noted that she was assuming the position at a time when the travel industry was going through significant changes and expressed confidence that she would be able to steer the organisation through these changes.

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“Agnes brings in a wealth of experience having previously worked in the hospitality and aviation industry. She has practical knowledge and deep understanding of industry which coupled with strong networks with industry stakeholders positions her well to lead the organisation into the next phase of growth.”
Mr. Sabula has served as CEO since 2015 and is credited for having turned around the Association into a vibrant and respectable organisation in the travel and tourism industry both within and out of the country.
KATA Chairman Mr. Mohammed Wanyoike, in a statement termed the outgoing CEO as a very progressive leader that passionately served the Association with dedication and brought positive energy and optimism in the travel trade. “His vision, drive and focus on results has materially strengthened KATA. It is during his tenure that the Association revamped its membership services, professionalized its secretariat staff and purchased an office space,” he added. I wish on behalf of the Board and the entire membership of KATA to thank him sincerely and wish him success in his future endeavours.
In announcing the appointment of Ms. Mucuha, Mr. Wanyoike noted that she was assuming the position at a time when the travel industry was going through significant changes and expressed confidence that she would be able to steer the organisation through these changes. “Agnes brings in a wealth of experience having previously worked in the hospitality and aviation industry. She has practical knowledge and deep understanding of industry which coupled with strong networks with industry stakeholders, positions her well to lead the organisation into the next phase of growth.”
Previously, Ms. Mucuha worked at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Qatar Airways. She is vastly experienced in Sales and Marketing and her immediate past responsibility was working as the Operations Director at a family owned business.
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About KATA- Kenya Association of Travel Agents
The Kenya Association of Travel Agents is the national umbrella body for Travel Agents in Kenya, with a growing membership of over 200 Travel Agencies. It is Kenya’s largest and only membership organization for travel agents. KATA transitioned from a society to a company limited by guarantee in September 2018, providing more space for growth and defending the travel trade. KATA is a member of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA) which represents 84 countries. It also hosts the Secretariat of the Association of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents (AESATA).

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