Founded in 1977 after the ungainly collapse of the East African Community (EAC ) – which is only now looking to reinvent itself – Kenya Airways has established itself as one of the biggest national carriers in Africa. CEO Titus Naikuni is overseeing an ongoing expansion, with the airline commonly known as the “Pride of Africa” now flying to more than 100 destinations worldwide and earning an international reputation. The company listed over one billion new shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in April and plans to launch a new, low-cost domestic airline in the future. It also plans to grow its fleet from 34 to 119 by 2021. KLM is the largest shareholder, with 26 percent, while the Kenyan government retains 23 percent in the public-private partnership.