Nico Bezuidenhout returns to Mango as permanent CEO from 1 October 2019. Nico was the CEO of Mango for 13 years before moving in 2016 to FastJet.
This appointment by Zukisa Ramasia acting CEO of SAA (of which Mango is a subsidiary) is part of the group’s efforts to recover from years of losses.
The 42-year-old South African previously held the post for nearly a decade until 2016, when he joined Fastjet following tensions between the then-CEO and No.2 shareholder, easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Fastjet, which operates in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Nico assisted in saving the company from going under after striking a deal to raise funds late last year.
We look forward to this appointment and wish Nico and the team all the best in saving our countries national