Regional Market Southern Africa & Indian Ocean

About Lufthansa Consulting Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

Southern Africa and Indian Ocean is an exciting and dynamic area, which is currently experiencing strong economic growth and increased tourism. This leads to a demand for intermodal transport infrastructure solutions to serve the markets and satisfy international investor requirements. Passengers and goods need safe and reliable transport. Establishing a comprehensive civil aviation administration framework is crucial to ensure safe and secure operations and open sky policies. We are experienced in the intricacies of the strategic development and capacity building of airports and airlines in expanding markets.

Iraq and Jordan also lie within my area of responsibility. Both countries require a competitive aviation infrastructure and need to enhance their CAA framework. Modern and reliable airlines are key to keeping pace with the challenging Middle East and European carriers. A strong aviation industry will be able to support the local economy in the future for the benefit of the communities and their people.

Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss the challenges you are facing in the transport sector. 


Latest activities

  • 16 - 18 Oct 2017 , Port Louis, Mauritius

    27th General Assembly Conference and Exhibition

    In 2017 the Annual Assembly Conference and Exhibition of ACI Africa will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius. Hosted by Airports of Mauritius, specialists and leaders of the Airport community will come together under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change”.

    The main topics are analysis of status quo and upcoming prospects of the aviation sector in Africa. Airports are an important component of the dynamic industry that is aviation. Continuous changes and adaptions in regard to technological developments, demographic shifts or geopolitical trends are needed.  Further session topics will be security culture, transforming the customer journey through technology and innovation, connectivity and sustainable tourism, airport service marketing and network development. Moreover, ACI will award a prize for Airport Service Quality at a Gala Dinner on the second day of the event.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner responsible for South Africa and the Indian Ocean, at the conference.

  • 15 - 17 May 2017 , Berlin, Germany

    20th Ghorfa Arab-German Business Forum

    The 20th Arab-German Business Forum takes places at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin. This year’s partner country of the Forum is the Sultanate of Oman.

    It is organized in cooperation with the Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, the League of Arab States and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). As Arab countries and Germany traditionally share close business ties, the conference has become the most essential networking platform to create new and enhance existing business relationships.
    Latest trends within the Arab-German business relations will be discussed among various other topics, such as Industrialization, Impact of Oil Prices, Urban Planning and Environment, etc.

    Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Market Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, will attend the conference.

  • 20 - 26 Mar 2017 , Livingston, Zambia

    ACI Africa

    The 57th ACI Africa Board and Committees meetings & Regional Conference and Exhibition will be held in the beautiful city of Livingstone, Zambia at the kind invitation of the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL).

    The theme of this conference is “Developing Airport Business - The Way Forward for African Airports". The conference will discuss the importance of Business Development of Airports in Africa in order to guarantee the sustainability of the business. It will also discuss the costs of management, sources of revenue and charges as well as public-private partnerships and funding the development of airport activities.

    This conference will be an opportunity to present innovative projects in the field of developing non-aeronautical revenue and airport activities. Several workshops will also be organized during this conference offering more interaction with international renowned experts and the exchange of best practices among participants. These workshops will address strategic business planning, airport marketing, airport capacity management and optimization, human resources, SMART security, etc.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner, at this event.

  • 20 - 21 Feb 2017 , Kigali, Rwanda

    5th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit

    The event takes place in Kigali, Rwanda. It is the 5th edition of the conference, which takes places every year.

    Due to the booming tourism and renewed interest in investing in Africa by foreign companies, the majority of airports in Africa are undergoing expansion. Passenger and cargo traffic volumes are growing rapidly and at the Africa Airport Expansion Summit all kind of experts will be get together to discuss the possibilities of exploring the market and supporting the project development.

    Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Africa West, Central and North, will hold a speech about "Building a state of the art safety and security approach for airports across Africa. Emergency preparedness and lessons learned".  

  • 48th AFRAA AGM: Sustainable strategies for the viability of African airlines

    Lufthansa Consulting is attending the 48th African Airlines Association’s Annual General Assembly (AFRAA AGA) from 20 – 22 November 2016 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Africa West, Central and North, will be delighted to take on the role as moderator in the panel discussion “Enhancing safety and operational efficiency to develop and sustain a competitive edge” on 22 November 2016.

    AFRAA is a trade association of 32 airlines spread across the entire continent. It hails from the nations of the African Union and also includes all the major intercontinental African operators. This year’s main topic is “Managing the Survival and Market Recovery of African Airlines”, therefore the main focus lies on brainstorming and winning solutions for Africa and global aviation. During the event participants get the chance to listen to a large variety of speeches by all different kind of aviation experts, to take part in working sessions as well as in panel discussions.


Technical assistance for Civil Aviation Authority

CAA in Middle East

The modernization of the CAA improved aviation safety and security systems according to ICAO and EU standards. By introducing more efficient processes and structures the authority profited from long- term business planning.

Airline operations assessment

Mauritian airline

Assessment of operational areas leads to recommendations to increase efficiency and productivity. Improvements for the organizational structure, and processes and procedures were defined by the consultant team.

Airport economics consulting & strategy development

International airport in South Africa

Business process reengineering and implementation support results in 24.8 m EUR net EBITDA client benefit and improved customer satisfaction.