- November 23, 2019
AMREF Flying Doctors family recently bid farewell to Chief Executive & Medical Director, Dr Bettina Vadera who has retired after 21 years of service.
The farewell ceremony, which took place alongside the annual Client Thank you Cocktail on Friday 22 November 2019, brought together AMREF Flying Doctors Customers, Partners, Friends and Staff. Chief Guest was Ambassador Raychelle Omamo Cabinet Secretary for Defence.
Under Dr Bettina Vadera leadership, AMREF Flying Doctors made significant strides in growth and development of AFD MEDEVAC services in and out of Eastern Africa.
Some of the key highlights of her tenure were the conversion of AMREF Flying Doctors into a commercial entity and transformation into a globally recognised and decorated air ambulance service provider.
In 2018 AMREF Flying Doctors acquired the first fully owned jet air ambulances. The move placed AFD in the same league with other more established international providers and paved the way for more competitive MEDEVAC products from AFD.
Mr. Stephen Gitau who takes over from Dr Vadera the new CEO will assume office fully in January 01, 2020. Stephen was previously the Chief Finance & Administration officer at AMREF Flying Doctors.