Jet Airways has announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its chief executive.
An accomplished industry leader and an aviation professional with close to three decades of global business experience, Dube has an established track record of leadership and business expansion at large, complex, multi-national organisations.
He has held varied roles at Delta Airlines, Sabre, and American Airlines in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Commenting on the appointment and subsequent approval by the Indian government as the airline’s chief executive, Naresh Goyal, chairman, Jet Airways, said: “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.
“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.”
In his last role as senior vice president, Asia Pacific for Delta Airlines, Dube led the region as business head and was also a board observer at China Eastern.
During his tenure in Asia, he successfully led the turnaround of the airline in the Asia Pacific markets, restructured the network, established strategic partnerships, worked extensively on brand-building and successfully brought about a transformation in the work culture of his teams.
He has also held various board-level positions throughout his career.
Commenting on his appointment, Dube said: “I am indeed happy to return to India after more than three decades to join the country’s premier international airline at an extremely interesting and exciting time.
“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.”