Earlier this month, Tewolde GebreMariam, the long-serving CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s top carrier, announced his resignation from his position after more than 35 years with the company.
GebreMarian is claimed to be suffering from bad health and is now in the United States, where he is undergoing therapy.
He began working for the airline in 1985 and rose to the position of CEO in 2011.
In addition to being one of the most successful African CEOs in history, he has brought about significant change for the Addis airline via modernization and the adoption of standards comparable to those of big worldwide airlines.
He submitted his resignation to the government last week, and the decision was unanimously approved. There has been no official remark from the airline, and there is no word on who will take over as a replacement.