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S1:E177 | 05th January 2021

Chris is joined by Dawit Lemma Founder & CEO of Krimson Aviation based in Ethiopia

Chris is joined by Dawit Lemma Founder & CEO of Krimson Aviation based in Ethiopia.

Krimson Aviation launched in 2015 to provide aviation services in Ethiopia. Founder Dawit shares his story, what inspired him to start up Krimson and where the company name came from.

As president of AFBAA (African Business Aviation Association) hear why and how he became involved, with his genuine desire to change and improve business aviation in Ethiopia and Africa, particularly in regards to creating full-scale FBO’s.

Dawit shares with us the challenges and lessons Krimson faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, his objectives and what he hopes to achieve in the next 2-5 years.

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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.