Executive Management

Zhou Yingli

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zhou Yingli was appointed CEO of AWA in May 2022. Prior to his appointment, he was the General Manager of the Seattle Office of Hainian Airlines. He has over 20 years of aviation experience that spans from Lhasa in 2006, Budapest in 2008, Khartoum in 2009, Zurich in 2012, Seattle in 2014, and to Ghana in 2022.

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Mr. Zhou Yingli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Enterprise Management from the Shaanxi College of Finance & Economics

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Zhang Sheng

Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Zhang Sheng was appointed Chief Finance Officer for Africa World Airlines in June 2022. Prior to that, he was the CADFUND representative in the Kenya Office. His previous jobs were with CADFUND in their Research Department and subsequently the Audit Department.

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Mr. Zhang Sheng holds an MSc in Finance from the Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor’s in Management in Accounting from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

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Capt. Kwasi Oteng

Chief Operations Officer

Capt. Kwesi Oteng joined Africa World Airlines during the Airlines start-up phase in 2011 as one of the first Management Staff of the Airline, being the Director of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot. A graduate of Mfantsipim Secondary School and the University of London College, he obtained his commercial pilots license from Toronto Airways in Canada.

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He later joined Ghana Airways Ltd as a First Officer and progressed steadily to the rank of Captain and eventually Type Rating Instructor and Examiner (TRI/E). Aircraft types flown in Ghana Airways include Fokker 28 Douglas DC9 and DC10. He was part of the management team of the flight operations department as Fleet Captain DC9 and crew scheduling manager.
Following the closure of Ghana Airways, he was employed at Saudi Arabian Airlines as Captain Embraer 170 and later upgraded to Airbus 320/1. He then left Saudia in 2012 in order to join the start-up team at AWA as Director of Flight Operations / Chief Pilot. He was most instrumental in setting up the Flight Operations Department and training all the Airlines Pilots.

Having served briefly as AWA’s Chief Operations Officer in 2014, he was later appointed Chief Safety Officer in 2016. He continues to train AWA Pilots as a GCAA designated Check Airman and (TRI/E) EMB145. His oversight as CSO covers Corporate Safety and Security and has successfully combined this role with regular flight duties.

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Zhenzhou Lian

Chief Safety Officer

Mr. Zhenzhou Lian joined Africa World Airlines in May 2022. He is a product of the Civil Aviation University of China. 

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He brings to the role a rich experience in management from the North China Base of HNA Technic.

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