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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. Vinay Dube

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vinay Dube, joined Jet Airways in August 2017.He holds a Master’s degree in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina. Vinay, an accomplished aviation specialist has close to three decades of rich and varied experience in the International aviation canvas. He has a demonstrable track record of leadership in varied roles at Delta Airlines Inc., Sabre, Inc., and American Airlines in the USA, Europe and Asia. In addition to his strategic and leadership roles, Vinay has also held various Board-level positions in his diversified career. At Jet Airways, Vinay will lead the Executive Management Committee to deliver the airlines strategic objectives. Prior to Jet Airways, he was the Sr. Vice President-Asia Pacific for Delta Airlines Inc.

Mr. Amit Agarwal

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and 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 along with the other corporate functions. Prior to Jet Airways he has 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. Rajesh Prasad

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Rajesh Prasad, an Indian National, has joined Jet Airways in July, 2018 as the Chief Strategy Officer. He brings with him over three and a half decades of strategic as well as operational experience, having worked in several sectors at the Top Management and Board level positions. His diversified experience spans from Financial Services, Auto Component, Hospitality, Green Energy, E-Vehicle, Waste Management and has rich experience of Business Transformation. He has seen the challenges in establishing, nurturing and growing diversified businesses both as an Investor and an Investee.

Starting his career with State Bank of India, he rose to its exclusive Top Management pool under a fast track system. He has worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank as its Executive Vice President and has led a diversified MNC conglomerate as the Group CEO cum Country Head for over seven years. Mr. Prasad is a graduate and post-graduate from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, a Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and an MBA. In Jet Airways, Mr. Prasad will lead the Group’s strategy for overall Business Transformation and shall be guiding the Company on the bottom line improvement initiatives covering inter-alia Cost Efficiency, Contract Management, Risk Mitigation, Equity and Debt profiling.

Mr. Jayaraj Shanmugam

Executive Vice President -Product & Services

Mr. Jayaraj Shanmugam, a Singaporean national, joined Jet Airways in April 2015. Mr. Shanmugam leads the Inflight and Ground services experience that Jet is known for. Jayaraj is responsible for Jet’s product direction and will help the Organization to craft a differentiated customer experience. He provides leadership to the Cargo sales, Cargo operations and Catering teams. 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.

Capt. Nikhil Ved

Executive Vice President - Flight Operations and Engineering

Capt Nikhil Ved, an Indian national joined the Company in January 1995. Capt. Ved leads the critical functions of Safety, Flight Operations, Integrated Operations Control Centre and Engineering & Maintenance. He has diversified experience across Operations, Strategy & Business Transformation, Fleet, Network and Revenue Management. He has also been a member of the Civil Aviation advisory council to the Government of India. He holds a Masters degree in Air Transport Management and has over 12000 flying hours on the B737 and B777 aircraft and has been a qualified Examiner on both fleet types.

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. He 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 organization and led the HR function for global operations across all business portfolios. At Jet Airways, Rahul drives the People agenda which includes focus on employee engagement, career advancement, building People capability, skill enhancement, succession planning to illustrate a few. In addition to the Human Resource function.

Mr. Ashok Barimar

General Counsel & Senior 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.

Mr. Ravichandran Narayan

Senior Vice President Finance

Mr. Ravichandran Narayan, an Indian national, has over two and half decades of rich experience spanning Treasury, Corporate Finance and Project Finance in diversified sectors of manufacturing, international trading, aviation and hospitality in leadership roles. He is a Commerce graduate and a qualified Chartered Accountant. At Jet Airways and its subsidiaries, he is responsible for financial planning, corporate finance, financial reporting, corporate treasury, insurance, taxation, statutory compliances and the upkeep of various processes.

Mr. Belson Coutinho

Senior Vice President Marketing, eCommerce & Innovations

Mr. 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. Pradeep Kumar

Senior 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 Optimization, 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. Raj Sivakumar

Senior Vice President Network & Revenue Management

Mr. Raj Sivakumar, joined the Company in November 2017. Mr. Sivakumar has close to two decades of global aviation experience with international carrier like United Airlines. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research awarded by the State University of New York, Buffalo. At Jet Airways, he is responsible to develop and lead an appropriate network strategy, design and adjust the demand changes through modern Revenue Management principles. Mr. Raj Sivakumar previously held the position as Head of Travel technology and Strategy at WNS Global Services, a Global Business process management Company.

Mr. Praveen Iyer

Vice President Revenue Management

Mr. Praveen Iyer, an Indian national, joined the Company in April 2005. At Jet Airways, he is responsible for defining, developing and executing overall Domestic network planning, pricing and revenue management strategies. Prior to his current role, Praveen was responsible for the development and implementation of sales strategy for driving the goals of enhancing revenues, maximizing profits and development of new markets, building high performance sales teams for achievement of customer acquisition and revenue goals for India points of sale/ territories. He also had a brief stint in developing and executing commercial strategy and policies at a Global level.

Mr. Abhijit Dasgupta

Vice President Network

Mr. Abhijit Dasgupta, an Indian national, joined the Company in August 2002. At Jet Airways, Abhijit will is tasked with developing a network that positions the Company to maximize our probability while at the same time robust enough to ensure operational reliability. Abhijit will engage with our key airline partners, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to ensure Jet Airways’ commercial interests and aspirations are promoted effectively.

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.

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.

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 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.

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