At the close of the 46th general meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), organised by Air Algérie in early November, Fatima Beyina-Moussa, managing director of Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir), has been named president of AFRAA. She has headed the national airline of the Republic of the Congo since its creation in 2011.
A graduate of HEC Montreal with an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Beyina-Moussa obtained a DEA (postgraduate degree) in International Economics at Sciences Po in Paris, and went on to become a consultant in Congo for Ernst & Young. She later joined the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), and then worked for the United Nations Development Programme before being named an adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Public Portfolio. One of the key matters she dealt with was the establishment of a national airline.