Mittu Chandilya, the modelturned-headhunter picked by AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes to run its India joint venture, is likely to quit in March when his current two-year contract with the airline ends. Amar Abrol, chief of AirAsia Bhd's insurance arm Tune Money, is the frontrunner among three executives being considered to replace Chandilya as AirAsia India chief executive, people with knowledge of the development said.
Since it began operations less than two years ago, AirAsia India has lost or replaced about ten top executives. The list includes chief financial officer Vijay Gopalan and commercial director Gaurav Rathore, apart from the heads of flight operations, operations control, HR, cabin crew, security, group operations and corporate quality.
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