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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. 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. Jayaraj Shanmugam

EVP - 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.

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, Mr. Taneja provides the strategic and operational interface between HR and other functions across the company keeping in view the short, medium and long term goals. Mr.Taneja 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. Taneja will oversee the Medical function of Jet Airways.

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.

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 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. 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 team which includes both Line operations and Training. He is responsible for day to day Line operations training, capacity building and critical projects in Flights Operations. He is a qualified Captain on A330 and has been an Examiner on A 330 & B737. His management experience spans over a period of 8 years. During these years, he also held positions of Operations Manager – Training, Operations Manager – Technical Development and Operations Manager – Standards & Procedures. Capt Sudhir Sudhir will also continue to hold the position of the Accountable Manager of Jet Airways.

Capt. Nikhil Ved

Sr. Vice President – Strategy & Business Transformation

Capt Nikhil Ved, an Indian national joined the Company in January 1995. 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. He also was at the helm of our core commercial function of Network & Revenue Management. Additionally, he was responsible for the Fleet Management role wherein he was involved the critical function of aircraft requirements, acquisition, leasing and contracts. Currently at Jet Airways, Capt. Nikhil leads the function of Strategy & Business function where he drives the strategic path, which helps business leaders understand the growth vision, business model, resource and risks. He works with engagement teams across the organization in executing identified strategy targets, which support key decision making in developing and executing the annual strategies for the business.

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.

Mr. Belson Coutinho

Sr. Vice President – Marketing, eCommerce & Innovations

Belson Coutinho, an Indian National, joined the company in 1999 and is currently the Sr. 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

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 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

Sr. 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 - Sales (India)

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

Mr. Abhijit Dasgupta

Vice President - Network & Scheduling

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 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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