Kofi Smith: Meet the black man who controls world's busiest airport

Kofi Smith: Meet the black man who controls world's busiest airport

- Kofi Smith is the CEO of Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the most enterprising airports in the world

- With over 60 000 staff, there is never a downtime at the airport as everyone is always up and running to ensure continued service

- Smith had his first degree in industrial engineering with versed experience in management

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For twenty years, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been known to be the world’s busiest airport.

Apart from that, the airport is also the place for Delta Airlines, one of the world’s largest carriers, and it is managed by a black man called Kofi Smith.

The airport also has over 60 000 staff in its employ as it serves over 300 000 passengers every day under the supervision of Smith.

Smith has taken the company to a higher height within the time he took the rein of leadership at the young age of 35.

After he got his first degree in industrial engineering from the Georgina Institute of Technology in 1999, he went to get his MBA in Global Business at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in 2009.

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The airport serves so many people within a day. Photo source: FacetoFace Africa

The airport serves so many people within a day. Photo source: FacetoFace Africa
Source: UGC

One of his achievements is that he made the airport one of the best places to work and recognized for so in the Atlantic Business Chronicle.

Smith was in 2018 the recipient of 100 Black Men of North Metro’s Image Award and the Atlanta Business League’s 2018 Trailblazer Award.

Prior to his service in the airport, he worked for Link Facility Services from 2007 to 2010 where his teams got several awards among which is the 2008 Most Improved Mechanical Plant Award.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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