The Meadfa Conference 2024
Inati NtshangaAviation consultant and 
Former Chief Executive Officer, SA Express Airways

Inati Ntshanga is an African aviation consultant. He served as the former CEO and Executive Director of South African Express Airways from September 2010 to March 2017. Prior to that, he was in charge of strategy, business development and commercial including airport operations.

Inati has over 18 years of aviation expertise ranging from strategy, business development, project management, sales and marketing. He has held executive management roles at South African Express Airways in strategy, airport operations, and commercial airport operations.

He also held senior leadership and executive positions at Old Mutual Personal Financial Advice and was a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds an Economics degree from Harvard University, and has certificates from the Gordon Institute of Business where he was enrolled in the Global Executive Development and Board Leadership Programme. He is a board member at Ukuvula Investments Holdings.

Inati was a member of the Executive Committee of AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) from 2011 to 2017 and became chairman from 2015 until he left SA Express.He also served as First Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee of African Airlines Association for 3 years.

Inati is passionate about African aviation and aviation skills required by Africans. His current project is to ensure that such skills are acquired by young people.