THE PRESIDENT'S PROFILE
Graduated from HEC, the prestigious French business management school in Paris (Jouy-en-Josas), Christian FOLLY-KOSSI also holds a Post Graduate Degree (DEA) in Monetary Economics from the University of Paris IX – Dauphine.
From March 2000 to March 2010, Christian FOLLY-KOSSI held the position of Secretary General of African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the professional organization of all the continent’s carriers. During his tenure as the CEO of AFRAA, Christian FOLLY-KOSSI actively worked towards inter-African co-operation. He contributed to the establishment of ASKY (Airline) by providing support to the Founding President, Mr. Gervais Kofi DJONDO.
Before joining AFRAA, Christian FOLLY-KOSSI had held various leadership positions in the management team of Air Afrique including Director of Finance and later Chief Financial Controller of the Company. Finally as a Special Advisor to the CEO for ten years, his mission was to handle the Company relationships with member States as well as the Corporate Development Strategy, in coordination with national local carriers.
After 32 years of a rich and accomplished career in aviation, Christian FOLLY -KOSSI undertook in 2010, to expand his areas of expertise and tackle additional industry needs on the continent.
For this purpose he established, the International Consulting & Advisory Services (ICAS) which he runs as President and CEO. ICAS mainly provides advisory services in Air Transport Management and through the use of its President’s extensive address book in Africa and worldwide, the consultancy firm also facilitates business linking and public relations lobbying.
In parallel with the specific activities of ICAS, Christian FOLLY-KOSSI works as Senior Advisor with other Consultancy Firms, namely PERFORMANCES Group and AFRICSEARCH.
Outside Air Transport, Christian FOLLY -KOSSI has also been on ad hoc basis, an advisor to some African Governments which include Togo and Ivory Coast in West Africa. As Secretary General of AFRAA, Christian FOLLY-KOSSI was awarded the following Honor Distinctions and Awards:
Officer of the Order of Mono (Togo), Knight of the National Order in Côte d’Ivoire – African Business Leader in South Africa – Outstanding Achievement Awards from “African Aviation” (London) and “Aviation & Allied Business” (Abuja – Nigeria).
Christian FOLLY -KOSSI was born on March 1, 1953 in Togo. He is married with 3 children.
Knight of the National Order of Cote d’Ivoire received in December 2014
Officer of the Order of Mono. Decoration received on April 26th, 2019 from the Togolese Head of State