Formerly Delta exec becomes Jet’s new CEO

Vinay Dube
Vinay Dube

Vinay Dube has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Jet Airways.

An experienced aviation professional with almost three decades of experience, Dube has held roles with Delta Air Lines, Sabre and American Airlines in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Most recently, he was Delta’s senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region, as well as being an “observer” on the board of China Eastern Airline. He has held various board-level positions throughout his career.

“Vinay will lead the executive management committee to deliver on our strategic objectives, at a time when the Indian aviation market is poised to develop manifold going forward,” commented Jet’s chairman, Naresh Goyal. “In our recent past, we have made demonstrable progress towards achieving long-term goals.

“I am confident that under Vinay’s leadership, we will accelerate the momentum of turning around the company to higher growth and profits resulting in all-round benefits to our employees as well as to our shareholders, as well as deepen our relationship with our strategic partner Etihad Airways,” he added.

Dube said he was happy to be returning to India after more than three decades away.

“I am privileged to have been entrusted with this crucial role in a company that espouses key Indian values of service and hospitality. I look forward to meeting the organisation’s objectives, with the support of the entire management team and employees, in order to strengthen and grow the airline and its illustrious legacy,” the new CEO added.

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