Jet Airways India Ltd has named aviation veteran Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The position of CEO at the airline has been vacant for more than two years since Cramer Ball resigned from the post. The Mumbai-based firm had appointed Gaurang Shetty as the acting CEO in 2016, who was subsequently replaced by Amit Agarwal, the company’s CFO, as the acting CEO.
As the CEO of Jet Airways, Dube will be responsible for strengthening the airline’s overall business performance and its position in the domestic and international markets. He will also head the airline’s executive management team, which has been tasked by the board of directors to drive the company’s growth and future strategy by leveraging its partnership with equity partner Etihad Airways.
“I am delighted that Vinay Dube will be joining Jet Airways as its Chief Executive Officer. An Indian American, Dubey brings an enviable combination of smart and sharp mindset with global exposure to industry best practices. I am sure Jet Airways will gain substantially from his wealth of experience and industry insight,” said Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways.
Dube is currently the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines Inc. During his decade-long career at Delta, Dube helped the airline profitably expand its Asia-Pacific business.
Jet Airways stated in a statement that Dube has “an established track record of business restructuring at large, complex, multi-national organisations.”