Rajan Kurien is appointed as Chief Operating Officer in June 2016. He brings more than 40 years of hospitality and In-flight Catering expertise. Prior to joining the company as Operations Manager in 2011, Rajan held various executive positions in Oberoi Flight Services, Taj SATS Air Catering Limited, Saudia Catering and Ambassador's Sky Chef. Rajan is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. His insight and expertise is a great asset to AIC.
Makeda joined AIC after serving Ethiopian Airlines for 17 years. Starting in various Customer Service positions, she later moved to head the In-Flight Service Division where she was responsible amongst other things, for the recruitment, training and administration of cabin crew. She now heads the Sales and Customer Services Department at AIC.
Mark is a 'seasoned' chef bringing to Addis International Catering his vast experience acquired through years of service in airline and restaurants as Executive Chef, General Manager - F & B and F & B Manager in UK and Bahrain.
His organized approach to resource planning and management, staff training and quality control makes his leadership highly effective and his products of the highest quality consistently.
These qualities are an asset that Addis International Catering is capitalizing on as it expands it services to event and contract catering in addition to its core business of airline catering.
Prasanna Warahena is appointed to the position of Operations Manager. He assumes this position after serving as Operations Duty Manager for 7 years where he has proven his leadership through effective mentoring and coaching of his team. He also has years of International work experience in Sri Lankan Catering Pvt Limited and Oman Air Catering Unit. Prasanna's experience and knowledge as well as his great attention to detail will continue to maintain the highest standards of customer service delivery at AIC.
Medel has extensive experience acquired through years of service in 5 star hotels and other allied industries and has worked as Director Engineering, Technical Manager and Chief Engineer in Philippines, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam. He is very qualified to head the technical team and ensure that the facility continues to run at the highest level of efficiency at all times.
Grace's career of 17 years has been dedicated to the development and management of Human Resources in the hospitality industry. Her vast experience in Human Resource Development and Management, together with her enthusiasm and leadership style is helping AIC mould its young and energetic team into a highly motivated and effective work force dedicated to the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Abebe joins Addis International Catering to start up and head a new department that is dedicated to the sales and delivery of catering services in the local market. Abebe is a seasoned hotelier with a solid 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry at the Addis Ababa Hilton International Hotel. His vast set of experience in Banqueting and the rich connections he has developed over the years are assets AIC will capitalize on as it ventures into a new market segment that it did not have access to since its start up.
Abebe's broad experience in leading a strong and dynamic team and understanding of customers' expectations will ensure that events, outlets and contracted catering services are organized and delivered with highest level of efficiency to assure maximum customer satisfaction.
Over 18 years experience holding various cost control, accounting and financial positions in diverse organizations has sharpened Dawit's finance and accounting skills and expertise, which, coupled with his outgoing and energetic personality, allows him to excel and take good care of business.
Wondale has worked as an expert in the areas of hygiene, sanitation and quality assurance for over 15 years. This has equipped him with extensive experience that enables him hold the Quality and Food Safety team at AIC to the highest standards, ensuring that all production and operation is compliant with internationally established levels of quality, safety and hygiene standards.
Johanna Svensson has honed her skills and talent in Pasty & Bakery at the Enskede Gards Gymnasium, Bakery School in Sweden with rich practical training and 5 years of work experience at famous establishments in Sweden. In her new role, Johanna leads the Pasty & Bakery team at Addis International Catering with creative finesse for the production of a rich assortment of bakery products.