Swedish born Fredrick Heinrici joined us as COO from November 2019. Fredrick has a long history with both airline and foodservice industries including 14 years with LSG-Skychefs in Scandinavia and senior management with McDonalds as well as experience in other foodservice industires.
Makeda Yohannes - Sales and Customer Services Manager
Makeda joined AIC after serving Ethiopian Airlines for 17 years. Starting in various Customer Service positions, she later moved to head the In-Flight Service Division where she was responsible amongst other things, for the recruitment, training and administration of cabin crew. She now heads the Sales and Customer Services Department at AIC.
Frederick Podonowski- Retail Manager
Mr Podonowski has extensive retail outlet experience. With a culinary background, Frederick has worked with SSP Service Partners managing multiple airport retail outlets across Europe and was Director or Operations for Spain Austria and Switzerland.
Abebe Temesgen - Catering Services Manager
Abebe joins Addis International Catering to start up and head a new department that is dedicated to the sales and delivery of catering services in the local market. Abebe is a seasoned hotelier with a solid 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry at the Addis Ababa Hilton International Hotel.
His vast set of experience in Banqueting and the rich connections he has developed over the years are assets AIC will capitalize on as it ventures into a new market segment that it did not have access to since its start up.
Abebe's broad experience in leading a strong and dynamic team and understanding of customers' expectations will ensure that events, outlets and contracted catering services are organized and delivered with highest level of efficiency to assure maximum customer satisfaction.
Thierry Mona - Executive Chef
Prasanna Warahena - Operations Manager
Prasanna Warahena is appointed to the position of Operations Manager. He assumes this position after serving as Operations Duty Manager for 7 years where he has proven his leadership through effective mentoring and coaching of his team.
He also has years of International work experience in Sri Lankan Catering Pvt Limited and Oman Air Catering Unit. Prasanna's experience and knowledge as well as his great attention to detail will continue to maintain the highest standards of customer service delivery at AIC.
Technical and Maintenance Manager
Medel has extensive experience acquired through years of service in 5 star hotels and other allied industries and has worked as Director Engineering, Technical Manager and Chief Engineer in Philippines, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.
He is very qualified to head the technical team and ensure that the facility continues to run at the highest level of efficiency at all times.
Over 18 years experience holding various cost control, accounting and financial positions in diverse organizations has sharpened Dawit's finance and accounting skills and expertise, which, coupled with his outgoing and energetic personality, allows him to excel and take good care of business.
Sinidu Mekonnen - Human Resource Manager
Sinidu has a vast administrative experience working at various higher educational institutions for several years. She has been with AIC since May 2010, serving in various capacities, including as the Executive Assistant to the COO, a position that has prepared her well to head the Human Resource Department.
Sinidu is committed to secure the best fit candidates for all positions in AIC, and leading the department to manage all HR related issues efficiently to help develop the workforce at AIC into a strong and effective team.
Dilu is appointed to the position of Assistant Quality & Food Safety Manager at AIC after serving the company for 10 years in different capacities. With qualifications in areas of Food Preparation and Hotel Management, Dilu has served AIC in areas of Quality Assurance and Operations Duty Management.
This has helped Dilu sharpen his skills and knowledge to assure the highest levels of quality compliance throughout the facility and among all teams working at AIC.