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Board of Directors

Board Of Directors of Jet Airways

Mr. Naresh Goyal


Mr. Naresh Goyal, the founder Chairman of Jet Airways, India’s premier airline, has over 39 years of experience in the Civil Aviation industry. With his vast experience in the field of aviation, Mr. Goyal is the recipient of several national and international awards. Mr. Goyal currently serves on the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors for the year 2009-2010.

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Mr. Javed Akhtar


Mr. Javed Akhtar, an Indian national has been a Director of the Company since March 1993. Mr. Akhtar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Akhtar is a well-known poet, lyricist, screenplay and scriptwriter and is a famous media personality. Mr. Akhtar has won the Filmfare Award Fifteen times, and is a five-time National Award winner for the best lyricist.

Mr. Iftikar M. Kadri


Mr. Iftikar M. Kadri, an Indian national, has been a Director of the Company since February 2000. Mr. Kadri holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Pune University. He is a member of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and a fellow of the Indian Institute of Interior Design. Mr. Kadri set up his practice as an architect in 1960 and is actively involved with the problems relating to rebuilding of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai and exploring technological solutions for mass housing schemes. He was also a member of the Steering Committee appointed by the Government of Maharashtra to suggest strategies for solving the housing problems of Mumbai. Mr. Kadri was awarded a citation in 1993 as an Outstanding Architectural Engineer by the Institution of Engineers in India. He was the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1994. He is also the General Secretary of the prestigious Nehru Centre in Mumbai.

Mr. Gaurang Shetty

Whole Time Director

Mr. Gaurang Shetty, an Indian national, is a Bachelor in Science with over 32 years’ experience in the aviation industry. He joined the Company in 1996 as General Manager- Marketing and was promoted to Vice President – Marketing in 2004 and then as Sr. Vice President – Commercial in 2011, being responsible for all commercial activities related to In-Flight Services and Customer Services, including Cargo, for both domestic and international operations. On 24 May 2012, he was appointed on the Board of Directors of the Company as Director and Manager and was re-designated as whole-time director on 25 May 2015. In his present role, he is responsible for the management of the affairs of the Company subject to superintendence, control and directions of the Board of Directors of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was with British Airways as its Marketing Manager –South Asia, where he was responsible for passenger marketing, customer service and cargo.

Mr. Aman Mehta


Mr. Aman Mehta, an Indian national, has been a Director of the Company since September 2004. Mr. Mehta holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Delhi University. He joined the HSBC group in 1968. He subsequently held several senior positions with the HongKong Shanghai Banking Corporation and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Asia Pacific in January 1999, a position he held until his retirement in December 2003. Mr. Mehta is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Mr. Mehta serves as an independent director on the boards of several companies in India as well as in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr. James Hogan


Mr. James Hogan was appointed as an Additional Director of the Company on 20th November, 2013. Mr. James Hogan is the President and Chief Executive of Etihad Airways PSJC since September 2006. He has more than 30 years of travel industry expertise. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a former Non-executive Director, member of the Board’s Audit Committee, of Gallaher Plc. In 2010, he served as the Chairman of the Aviation Travel and Tourism Governors at the World Economic Forum. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council. In June 2011 he was appointed to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors. In 2012 he received the CAPA Airline Executive of the Year Award for excellence and leadership.

Mr. James Rigney


Mr. James Rigney was appointed as an Additional Director on the Board of the Company on 20th November, 2013. Mr. James Rigney is a Chief Financial Officer of Etihad Airways PSJC since March 2009. Mr. Rigney’s career in aviation has spanned two decades. He joined Etihad Airways from Gulf Air where he was Head of Corporate Strategy. He is responsible for finance, treasury, information technology, supply chain and property at Etihad Airways. A chartered accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Business and an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal


Mr. Dinesh Kumar Mittal has done M.Sc in Physics with specialization in Electronics from University of Allahabad. He has vast experience in various fields ranging from International Trade, Industrial development Finance, Infrastructure Development to Special Economic Zone. He has served on Board(s) of Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, Exim Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India IIFCL and IIFCL (UK) and also served as the Managing Director of IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. He served in the State of Uttar Pradesh Government from 1977 to 1998 and then served as Joint Secretary from 1998 to 2004 and Additional Secretary from 2009 to 2011 in Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He also served as secretary Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Department of Financial Services , Govt of India.

Mrs. Anita Goyal


Mrs. Anita has been associated with Jet Airways (India) Limited (the Company) since inception and served the Company in various capacities in the Sales and Marketing Department including as a Vice President - Sales and Marketing from 1998 to 2004. She was appointed as Executive Vice - President - Marketing and Sales in 2005.

She was appointed as Executive Vice President- Revenue Management and Network Planning in the Company in August 2007, the position she held till she was appointed as Non-Executive Director in the Company on 8th April, 2015.

Mrs. Goyal has done her B. A. (Honours) - Specialization in Political Science & Sociology.

Her expertise areas include:

  • Formulation and deployment of medium and long term business strategy.

  • Implementation of a Revenue Management Strategy to maximize top-line revenue generation.

  • Analysis of new potential business for profitability as it relates to displacement and bottom line result.

During her tenure, the company registered a spectacular growth in the network and consolidating of the operations of Jet Airways. She has contributed towards maintaining its 'Most Preferred Airline' status, due to the high quality of its product, convenient flight timings and connections, an innovative customer loyalty programme and through various fare schemes.

Mr. Srinivasan Vishvanathan


Mr. Srinivasan Vishvanathan has done his M.Sc. in Physics and has completed MBA and CAIIB. He has over 37 years of banking experience with State Bank of India (SBI). He retired as Managing Director & GE (Associates & Subsidiaries) of SBI. Earlier, he was Deputy Managing Director (Mid Corporate), SBI.

Prior to that, he was Managing Director & CEO of SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAP) for more than three years from June 2009 to August 2012. Earlier, he was Chief General Manager of State Bank of India’s North Eastern operations. He has served in several important capacities which include an assignment in the New York Branch and stints as Regional Manager and Deputy General Manager in Delhi Circle and as General Manager (Global Markets).

Mr. Srinivasan Vishvanathan is a Director on the Board of Axis Bank Limited and also a Member of the Banks Audit Committee.

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