Erik Venter bids Comair farewell

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Comair CEO Erik Venter has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests.

Venter, who has been with South Africa-based Comair for 23 years, 13 of them as CEO, leaves at the end of July.

The board has not yet decided on a new appointment.

Venter leaves Comair in a much stronger position than when he started, having conceived and led a diversification strategy.

Other group businesses now contribute nearly 30% of profit before tax.

These businesses include the group’s investment in an aviation training academy with a global customer base, as well as its SLOW lounge business, its Food Directions catering unit, its travel business, and its investment in technology solutions for tourism, travel and aviation.