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Cameroonian Born Mbotto Edimo Is New CAMAIR- CO GM 

By Isidore Abah — Frederick Mbotto Edimo, has been designated by the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Airlines Corporation, CAMAIR- CO,   to head the Airlines as General Manager, GM.


His managerial position was endorsed on Wednesday, September 11, in Douala, during an extra-ordinary Board meeting that brought together the Board of Directors of the Airlines Corporation. The appointment of Frederick Mbotto Edimo has been unprecedented, given that, it is coming barely three months after he was appointed as Deputy General Manger of CAMAIR- CO by a Presidential Decree dated Friday, June 14, 2013.

The erstwhile Director of the Regional School of Air Navigation and Management takes over the baton of command from his immediate boss, Matthijs Johannes Boertien, who has, of recent, become very unpopular for solely appointing a Commercial Director for the Corporation.
Boertien’s appointment of the Commercial Director for CAMAIR- CO without the concern of the other Board of Directors is reported to be the main cause of his replacement.

According to reports, when GM Boertien snubbed his colleagues and appointed a Commercial Director for the Airlines Corporation, the Board of Directors felt belittled and interpreted the move as a deliberate act to sideline them in important decisions concerning the corporation.
As such, they conspired on Wednesday, September 11, and unanimously designated Frederick Mbotto Edimo, who they believed would be able to work together with them and champion the goals of the corporation.

Before his appointment, Frederick Mbotto Edimo has occupied strategic positions in Cameroon as Cameroon representative of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA, Acting Director of the Regional School of Air Navigation and Management, Special Advisor to the Director of Research and Strategy, Head of Department at ASECNA’s headquarters in Senegal, and former Ministry of Public Works and Transport, among others.

First published in The Post print edition no 01464