Susan MashibeSusan Mashibe


Tanzania

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Founder & Managing Director of VIA Aviation

Professional History


Susan is the founder and executive director of VIA Aviation, an international fixed-base aircraft services operation and the first company of its kind in Tanzania. Susan is also the first woman in Tanzania to hold both an FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineering qualification. This passionate aviator left Tanzania at the tender age of 19 to learn to fly jetliners in the United States, later returning home to help reshape African private air travel. Today, VIA Aviation provides logistical support for corporate, diplomatic, and private jets. Her clients include heads of state, monarchs, Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and military flights. VIA was the first company to offer such services in Tanzania and East Africa as a whole.

Susan was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2011.

Qualifications


Aviation Management at Western Michigan University

Programs


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


 Additional Tags: Aviation, Engineering

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