Ex-Jet Airways chief Vinay Dube appointed GoAir CEO
NEW DELHI, Feb 16: GoAir has appointed Vinay Dube, former Jet Airways chief and an aviation veteran, as its CEO. While Jet had stopped flying last April, Dube resigned as CEO a month later. Around the same time last year, GoAir had lost yet 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-cumCOO. This makes Dube the second ex-Jet CEO to join GoAir in a similar role.
After Vrieswijk's departure, GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia was looking after the CEO's role while former Airbus and Rolls Royce executive Miranda Mills was appointed the low cost carrier's COO last July. GoAir has had a relatively high attrition rate for top management positions. Dube had been associated with GoAir for past few months in a consultive capacity and now his role has been formalised as CEO "for management of the airline and also for meeting goals and long term growth objectives of the company."
GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia said: "I welcome Vinay to the GoAir family. His proficiency in leading enterprises with more than 20,000 employees and consistently delivering margin expansion, revenue growth and operational excellence while developing platforms of world class customer service and employee engagement is something that GoAir will benefit from."
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. -TNN