Mr. Naresh Goyal | Chairman
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 | Director
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 | Director
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. Aman Mehta | Director
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. Gaurang Shetty | Director
Mr. Gaurang Shetty, an Indian national, is a Bachelors 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. Currently, at Jet Airways he is Sr. Vice President - Commercial and is responsible for all commercial activities related to In-flight Services & Customer Services including Cargo for both domestic and international operations. 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. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on May 24, 2012. On the said date he was also appointed as "Manager" under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.
Mr. James Hogan | Additional Director
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 | Additional Director
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.
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