The former head of Jet Airways, Vinay Dube, appointed GoAir CEO
NEW DELHI: GoAir has named, ex Jet airways Chief and veteran of aviation, as its CEO. While Jet had stopped flying last April, Dube resigned as CEO a month later. Almost at the same time last year, GoAir had lost another CEO with C Vrieswijk resigning in February 2019.
Incidentally, Vrieswijk had come in place of another aviation veteran Wolfgang Prock-Schauer who had served as Jet airways CEO in 2009. Prock-Schauer had quit Go to join IndiGo, where he is now president-cum-COO. This makes Dube the second ex-Jet CEO to join GoAir in a similar role.
After Vrieswijk's departure, GoAir Managing Director Jeh Wadia took over the role of the CEO, while former Airbus and Rolls Royce executive Miranda Mills was appointed director of operations for the low-cost airline in July past. GoAir has had a relatively high dropout rate for senior management positions. Dube had been associated with GoAir during the last months as a consultant and now his role has been formalized as CEO for the management of the airline and also to meet the company's long-term growth goals and objectives.
GoAir Managing Director Jeh Wadia said: “I welcome Vinay to the GoAir family. GoAir will benefit from its dominance in leading companies with more than 20,000 employees and constantly providing margin expansion, revenue growth and operational excellence while developing world-class customer service platforms and employee engagement. ”
Dube has a Master’s in operations research from the University of North Carolina and Bachelor’s in Economics and Mathematics from Knox College, USA. In an over 30-year-long career, he has held senior positions at Jet airways , Delta, Sabre Airline Solutions and American Airlines.