News: GoAir names former Jet Airways exec as new CEO

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GoAir names former Jet Airways exec as new CEO

Vinay Dube will be responsible for the management of the airline and also for meeting the goals and long term growth objectives of the company.
GoAir names former Jet Airways exec as new CEO

GoAir’s Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dube was previously associated with the grounded Jet Airways as its CEO.

The announcement comes a year after its former Chief Cornelis Vrieswijk called it quits. He had been at the position for just nine months. Managing director Jeh Wadia had been leading the airline in the interim.

In a statement, MD Jeh Wadia said, “I welcome Vinay to the GoAir family. His proficiency in leading enterprises with more than 20,000 employees and consistently delivering margin expansion, revenue growth, and operational excellence while developing platforms of world-class customer service and employee engagement is something that GoAir will benefit from.”

Dube, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina, has a career spanning over three decades in global businesses. He has an established track record of corporate transformations and business development of large, multifaceted international organizations across three continents. Prior to this, Dube has held senior positions at Delta Airlines and American Airlines.

"As the CEO, Vinay will report to the Chairman, Managing Director, and the Board. He will be responsible for the management of the airline and also for meeting the goals and long term growth objectives of the company," the airline said in a statement.

Dube led Jet in its most turbulent times before the airline shut operations in April 2019 as it ran out of cash and was unable to raise funds. In its last months, Dube and his team tried their level best to keep the operations going, coordinated with authorities and angry debtors and even tried to find alternative jobs for Jet’s employees. It is this solid expertise and leadership GoAir will be looking to leveraging in the coming months.

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