Post-graduate in Business Administration with over 32 years of experience in the Aviation industry with extensive exposure in the areas of network planning, scheduling, pricing, distribution and revenue management.
Joined the Commercial Department of Indian Airlines as a Management Trainee in 1983. Shifted to Air India post the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India in 2007 and served the merged airline first as General Manager – Market Planning, then as General Manager – Revenue Management and later as Executive Director – Commercial.
Most notably was involved in the re-orientation / integration of the networks of Air India and Indian Airlines, establishment of Air India’s hub at Delhi and implementation of the higher version of PROS RMS in Air India in Air India’s Revenue Management Division. Have also served as Council member of SITA.
In March 2014, was selected to head Air India Charters Limited (now Air India Express), wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, as the airline’s CEO. For the first time since its inception Air India Express recorded net profit during the financial year 2014-15.
Air India Charters has a fleet of 23 B 737 – NG aircraft and operates low-cost flights between India and destinations in Gulf and South East Asia under the trade name – Air India Express. Air India Express has an annual turn over of over Rs. 2900 Crores in 2015-16 and passenger carriage in excess of 3 million in the current financial year. In the short term, the Airline is poised to grow further of a record sale well over 3000 crores.
Have successfully turned around Air India Express.