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.
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
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
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
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.