The FINANCIAL — Jet Airways announces the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer after receipt of all requisite Government and regulatory approvals.
Mr. Dube’s appointment was approved by the Jet Airways Board of Directors at their last meeting held on May 30, 2017.
An accomplished industry leader and an aviation professional with close to three decades of global business experience, Vinay has an established track record of leadership and business expansion at large, complex, multi-national organisations including varied roles at Delta Airlines Inc., Sabre, Inc., and American Airlines in the USA, Europe and Asia, according to Jet Airways.
In his last role as SVP-Asia Pacific for Delta Airlines Inc., Vinay headed the region as Business Head with P&L responsibility and was also a Board Observer at China Eastern. During his tenure in Asia, Vinay successfully led the turnaround of the Airline in the Asia Pacific markets, restructured the network, established strategic partnerships, worked extensively on brand-building and successfully brought about a transformation in the work culture of his teams. He has also held various Board-level positions throughout his career.
Commenting on Vinay’s appointment and subsequent approval by the Government as the airline’s CEO, Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said, “Vinay will lead the Executive Management Committee to deliver on our strategic objectives, at a time when the Indian Aviation market is poised to develop manifold going forward. In our recent past, we have made demonstrable progress towards achieving long-term goals. I am confident that under Vinay’s leadership, we will accelerate the momentum of turning around the company to higher growth and profits resulting in all-round benefits to our employees as well as to our shareholders, as well as deepen our relationship with our strategic partner Etihad Airways.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Dube said, “I am indeed happy to return to India after more than three decades to join the country’s Premier International Airline at an extremely interesting and exciting time. I am privileged to have been entrusted with this crucial role in a company that espouses key Indian values of service and hospitality. I look forward to meeting the organisation’s objectives, with the support of the entire management team and employees, in order to strengthen and grow the airline and its illustrious legacy.”