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Senior Management

Senior Management of Jet Airways


Capt. Hameed Ali

Group Executive Officer

Capt. Hameed Ali, a Bahraini national, joined Jet Airways in October 2007.He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Britain Air University and has over 31 years of experience in the Flight Operations and Technical Services areas in the airline industry. Capt Hameed is a professional pilot with more than 10,000 hours of flying on various Jets, Tristar L1011, Boeing 767 / 737 and Airbus 320 / 330 / 340. He also has an extensive experience in both the Engineering and the Flight Operations areas and has held various Executive and Managerial positions including that of Vice President - Operations in Gulf Air, where he worked for over 30 years. He is a qualified Examiner on various Boeing and Airbus fleet and was also a member on boards of various companies.

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. Amit Agarwal

Acting Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Amit Agarwal, joined the Company in December 2015. Mr. Agarwal is Chartered Accountant with over 24 years’ experience in India, Europe and North America, He is a seasoned finance professional with knowledge and insight of Indian and international markets. As the Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways, Mr. Agarwal will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the Company’s business. Mr. Agarwal joins Jet Airways having recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Suzlon Energy where he was responsible for managing the Company’s finance functions and driving the company’s turnaround initiatives. Prior to that he has held various leadership roles at Arcelor Mittal and at Essar Steel.

Mr. K M Unni

Accountable Manager

Mr. K.M Unni, an Indian national, joined the Company in December 2014. He has a B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the University of Calicut. He has a rich and diverse technical leadership and strategic experience of over 32 years at Air India. He has held various senior positions of Acting Chief Operating Officer and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Strategic Business Unit Head at Air India Limited. He was also in the Board of Air India for 7 years. At Jet Airways, Mr. Unni is the Accountable Manager and will be associated with the Core Group assigned in the task of managing the new Aircraft acquisition and the logistics and cost management process associated with it.

Mr. Jayaraj Shanmugam

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Jayaraj Shanmugam, a Singaporean national, joined Jet Airways in April 2015. Jayaraj will oversee critical functions of Airport Services, Inflight Services, Catering, Guest Experience, Revenue Management, Sales, Cargo, Marketing, Route Profitability, E-Commerce and Corporate Communications,. He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science (Honors) from National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in Marketing from Nanyang University, Singapore. His last appointment in Qatar Airways was as Vice President Doha Hub, Ground Services with overall responsibility for Airways’ airport operations in Doha.

Mr. Rahul Taneja

Chief People Officer

Mr. Rahul Taneja, joined the Company in February 2016. Mr. Taneja has over 25 years of experience in diverse industry sectors and has worked in HR leadership positions across leading Indian and international companies. Mr Taneja previously headed Corporate Human Resources at Essar Group, an Energy, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure and Services multinational corporation. At Essar, he spearheaded the strategic re-design of the organisation and led the HR function for global operations across all business portfolios. At Jet Airways, Mr. Taneja is responsible for shaping the operations and performance of the Group. He is the member of the Executive Management Committee that has been tasked by the Board of Directors of Jet Airways to drive the company’s growth and future strategy.

Mr. Shrimanikandan Ananthvaidyanathan

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Shrimanikandan Ananthvaidyanathan, joined the Company in February 2016. Mr. Mani holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with over to 20 years of airline technology experience. His previous assignment was with Tata Consultancy Services as Global Head, Travel & Hospitality Practice. At Jet Airways, Mr. Mani is responsible for Information Technology (IT) strategy and the systems required to support an Enterprise's objectives and goals.

Mr. Ashok Barimar

General Counsel & Sr. Vice President - Legal

Mr. Ashok Barimar, an Indian national, joined the Company in June 1999. He is responsible for all legal matters and litigation cases involving the Company. He holds an LLB Degree and also a Diploma in Business Management. He has been a practicing advocate specially in corporate matters and thereafter worked with several reputed business houses such as the Birlas and the Hindujas. His last assignment was with Satyam Computers. At Jet Airways, Mr. Barimar is in-charge of all the Legal matters of the Company.

Capt. Hassan Sayed Kamal Al Mousawi

Sr. Vice President – Engineering & Maintenance

Capt Hassan Al- Mousawi, a Qatari national joined the Company in November 2014. Prior to joining Jet Airways, Capt Hassan Al-Mousawi has over 32 years of extensive experience in the Airline industry. His key focus has been in the area of Management of aircraft ensuring safe, efficient and economic operations of the various fleets. Currently he is responsible for providing guidance and direction for the Engineering & Maintenance function.

Capt. Nikhil Ved

Sr. Vice President of Strategy & Planning

Capt Nikhil Ved, an Indian national joined the Company in January 1995. Capt. Nikhil Ved is responsible for developing and executing strategic, and business planning activity across Jet Airways with emphasis on the airline network and fleet planning. He is a qualified Captain on B777 and has been an Examiner on B737 & B777. His management experience spans over a period of 10 years. During these years he also held positions of Chief Pilot - Line Operations, Vice President - Strategic Planning and thereafter he took up the mantle of leading the Operations Department.

Capt. Sudhir Gaur

Sr. Vice President- Flight Operations

Capt Sudhir Gaur, an Indian national joined the Company in December 1992. Capt. Sudhir leads the Flight Operations function in Jet Airways. He is a qualified Captain on A330 and has been an Examiner on A 330 & B737. His management experience spans over a period of close to a decade. During these years he also held positions of Operations Manager – Training, Operations Manager – Technical Development and Operations Manager – Standards & Procedures.

Ms. Sonu Kripalani

Sr. Vice President - Guest Experience (including Guest Relations)

Ms. Sonu Kripalani, an Indian national, joined the Company in February 1993. She is a graduate in Psychology from Elphinstone College, Mumbai and a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management from KC College of Management Studies, Mumbai. She has over 23 years of experience in the travel field in domestic and international sales, reservation and ticketing gained through reputed travel agencies. She currently heads the Guest Experience Department in the capacity of Sr. Vice President – Guest Experience and she is responsible to conceptualize, design and define product and service features to create a differentiated, seamless and inspired airline travel experience for guests, thus positioning the Company’s brand and creating brand loyalty.

Ms. Warakorn Komutanont

Vice President – Inflight Services

Ms. Warakorn Komutanont, a Thai national, joined the Company in October 2014. Ms. Komutanont has over three and half decades of diversified aviation experience. She started her career with Cathay Pacific Airways as Cabin Crew before joining the Management teams in Worldwide Airports and Inflight Services. Her strategic roles focused on the design and development of products, service philosophy, service proposition and delivery of the brand promise for a seamless customers’ experience. Her Safety expertise includes international aviation regulatory and IOSA compliance, Safety Investigation, certified ICAO Safety Management System and implementation, as well as overseeing the Quality Control and Quality Audit. Her Human Resource experiences are on Training and Development, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection, Staff Engagement and Succession Plan. She acquired her MBA from the University of Michigan, USA. At Jet Airways she is responsible for Inflight Services and Operations, Cabin Crew Performance and Management, Recruitment, Manpower and Resources Planning, Service Development and Service Training for Inflight services.

Mr. Pradeep Kumar

Sr. Vice President – Cargo

Mr. Pradeep Kumar, an Indian national joined the Company in November 2015. Mr. Pradeep Kumar has an extensive experience in all segments of Airline cargo business which includes the areas of setting up Cargo Revenue Optimisation, Yield Management and Pricing, Revenue Planning, development of integrated Cargo Systems, and Industry Affiliation with IATA and various trade bodies. At Jet Airways, he will be responsible for all aspects of Cargo including Commercial & Operations.

Mr. Colin Neubronner

Sr. Vice President – Marketing & Sales

Mr. Colin Neubronner, a Singaporean national joined the Company in December 2015. Mr. Neubronner has 25 years of international experience at management levels with leading airlines like Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways in the areas of Sales and Marketing. His rich experience is supported by a strong commercial background and a global mindset. At Jet Airways Mr. Neubronner is responsible to develop marketing and sales plan at both the strategic and tactical levels to maximize current and future revenue and profits.

Mr. Belson Coutinho

Vice President – Marketing, eCommerce & Innovations

Belson Coutinho, an Indian National, joined the company in 1999 and is currently the Vice President – Marketing, eCommerce & Innovations. With over eighteen years in the aviation industry, Mr. Belson is an experienced airline professional having managed key roles in loyalty marketing and product development. He has spearheaded the setup of the global – digital marketing, social media, eCommerce and innovation strategy for Jet Airways and JetKonnect. His role entails product design, development & marketing of the internet, IVR & mobile solutions, portal management, web sales, digital marketing, social media, risk management, alternate payments, self-service check-in, ticketing & technology solutions and ancillary revenue. Belson is also responsible for marketing including advertising, brand communications and sponsorships / partnerships. He is a member of various industry and business leaders’ advisory committees and has been conferred with multiple industry leading awards for his contribution to eCommerce and digital marketing.

Mr. Prasad Kholkute

Vice President - Revenue Management

Mr. Prasad Kholkute, an Indian national joined the Company in October 2015. Prior to joining Jet Airways, Mr. Kholkute has a profound experience in leading cross-functional teams, working with internal and external stakeholders to successfully implement enterprise wide revenue initiatives. His previous assignment was with United Airlines as Managing Director, Pricing and Revenue Management. Currently he is responsible for designing, developing, testing and implementing Revenue Management model with the aid of economic and statistical models of consumer demand for revenue maximisation and competitive pricing.

Ms. Ragini Chopra

Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Public Relations

Ms. Ragini Chopra, an Indian national, joined the company in June 2004. She is a management graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. Ms. Chopra has spent 28 years with the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in various functions ranging from Operations, Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Communications. She has wide exposure in the fields of travel hospitality and tourism. In her current role, she is responsible for Corporate Affairs and maintaining public relations.

Col. Avneet Singh Bedi

Vice President- Security

Col. Avneet Singh Bedi, an Indian national, joined the Company in March 2015. He possesses a rich corporate security and military experience of over 40 years. His last assignment was as Senior Vice President, Walmart India Limited. At Jet Airways, he is responsible for the establishment and implementation of best in class security standards.

Mr. Kuldeep Sharma

Company Secretary & Vice President – Global Compliance

Mr. Kuldeep Sharma, an Indian national joined the Company in January 2015. Mr. Kuldeep Sharma has over 26 years of rich and diverse experience in the area of Secretarial, Legal & Information Technology. Currently at Jet Airways he will be responsible for complete, due and timely statutory compliances, secretarial functions, share administration and shareholder relations.

Capt. Gaurav Pathak

Head of Flight Safety

Capt. Gaurav Pathak an Indian national joined the Company in November 1999. Capt. Pathak is a qualified Captain on B777 and was holding the position of Head of Flight Safety. He has been an Instructor on B777 and previously on B737. His management experience spans over period of 5 years, having held positions of Deputy Chief Pilot - Special Projects B737 and Deputy Chief Pilot - Strategic Planning B737. Currently at Jet Airways, he is responsible for due compliance of safety and quality standards by all Operational Departments in order to position Jet Airways as a safe airline.

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