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Board of Directors

Board Of Directors of Jet Airways

Mr. Naresh Goyal


Mr. Naresh Goyal, the founder Chairman of Jet Airways, India’s premier airline, has over 40 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.

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Ms. Rajshree Pathy


Ms. Rajshree Pathy is the Chairman of Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals Limited. She is a Graduate in Commerce, has completed the Owner President Management Program (OPM), Harvard Business School, Harvard University, U.S.A. as well as the program on Strategic Alliances & Corporate Ethics, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. The Government of India conferred Ms. Rajshree Pathy the prestigious Padma Shree award in the field of Trade and Industry in 2013. She has also been awarded several distinctions at National and Global platforms.

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. Vikram Mehta


Mr. Vikram Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. He resigned from the IAS in 1980 and spent the next 32 years in the petroleum industry both in the public and private sector. He left the petroleum industry in 2012 as Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India. He is currently the Executive Chairman of the Think Tank Brookings India and Senior Fellow of Bookings Institution.

Mr. Harsh Mohan


Mr. Harsh Mohan is the Chief-Group Support Services Officer for the Etihad Aviation Group. In his current role, he is responsible for integrating a range of support functions, ensuring a genuine value-based transformation and customer-based service delivery to the Group. Previously, he held the position of Chief-Executive Affairs, responsible for the Chairman's Project Management Office (PMO), Corporate Strategic Initiatives, Corporate PMO, Business Transformation, Ethics, and Risk Management teams for the Group.

Mr. Harsh Mohan joined Etihad Airways as Vice President Internal Audit and Risk Management in April 2011 and was promoted to Senior Vice President Audit, Compliance and Risk Management in January 2013. In this position he was responsible for Internal Audit, Compliance and Ethics, Risk Management and related Advisory services for Etihad Airways and its partner companies. He has extensive experience in the aviation industry covering internal audit, financial planning and controls, business transformation, distribution, strategic cost management and Enterprise Risk Management.

Before joining Etihad Airways, from 2007 to 2011, he served as General Auditor and Senior Director, Risk Management and Business Transformation at Air Canada, where he led the cost and business transformation programmer which resulted in major bottom-line improvements for the company.

Mr. Harsh Mohan is a Chartered Accountant from India and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the US.

Mr. Kevin Knight


Mr. Kevin Knight joined Etihad as Group Chief Strategy & Planning Officer in March 2011. In this role Kevin is responsible for fleet planning, government and international affairs and the overall corporate strategy, planning and the development of the Etihad Aviation Group.

Mr. Knight has more than 30 years’ experience in the airline industry, including business development, strategic planning and operations. Before joining Etihad, he spent 17 years at United Airlines, the last five as Senior Vice President Planning.

Mr. Knight holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Westminster College, Utah, and an MBA from the University of Utah.

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 2005.

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 result.

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.

Mr. Ranjan Mathai


Mr. Ranjan Mathai is a former Indian Foreign Secretary and former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Prior to this he served as Foreign Secretary of India and has also served in Indian Embassies in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels. Mr. Mathai served as Indian Ambassador to Israel, and was also the Indian Ambassador in Qatar. He held the post of Deputy High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom and then became Ambassador of India to France.

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