Chamsou has been in his current position since April 2011 with residence in Dubai, working closely with the regulators and the aviation industry partners to improve aviation safety in both Africa and Middle East regions.
He is also acting Sales Director for Africa, co-leading the accounts of Air Austral, Air Madagascar, and Air Zimbabwe.
He was previously the Executive Director of the Boeing International office in Accra, Ghana from June 2005 to April 2011. In that position, he developed the Boeing presence and leadership in the West and Central Africa region, engaging various stakeholders on initiatives for aviation growth. Such initiatives included improved regional safety coordination across Africa. He specifically worked with the Nigeria CAA to improve aviation safety in Nigeria, supporting Nigeria in obtaining FAA Cat 1, developing Nigeria PBN roadmap and implementation. He supported also Boeing Sales campaigns in Nigeria, Cape Verde, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Mauritania. He supported Boeing Capital Corporation with the Cape Town Treaty ratification in Nigeria, Cape Verde, and co-facilitated some finance roundtables across Africa. He has represented Boeing as a guest speaker at many international Aviation Safety forums in Africa and Middle East.
Chamsou joined the Boeing Company in October 2002, as Director Industry Affairs in the Boeing International office in Accra, Ghana, with an engineering background, an extensive airline experience, and a great knowledge of the African Aviation Industry.
Before joining Boeing International Africa, Chamsou worked for Air Afrique for 24 years. He joined Air Afrique on 1st August 1978 as an Aeronautical Engineer. He led a team of engineers to discuss with Boeing and Airbus the fleet acquisition program of the airline. He successfully introduced into Air Afrique operations, the B747 in 1979, the A300B4 in 1980, the A310-300 in 1981, the B767-300ER in 1997, and the A330 in 1999. Throughout his career at the airline he held Executive positions in areas of Maintenance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Fleet management and General Management. His last position was Adviser to the CEO, Coordinator of the Strategic committee.
Chamsou graduated from the French Engineering School ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers) in Paris in June 1978.
Originated from Benin, he is fluent in french and english. He is married to Laure and is a father of three daughters: Sophia (37), Faria (33), and Khelida (19).