Sanjay Aggarwal has been appointed as chief executive officer of Kingfisher Airlines Limited with immediate effect. He will report to Vijay Mallya who will continue to serve as chairman & managing director. All other executive vice presidents and other officers will henceforth report directly to Aggarwal.
Aggarwal’s most recent assignment was as chief executive officer of Spicejet Limited. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of private jet provider Flight Options. He has also spent four years with Marriott International as Senior Director – Information Technology, Strategic and Operations Planning, and worked for US Airways for six years.
Commenting on his appointment, Mallya said, “We look forward to a positive contribution from Sanjay in leading the growth and profitability of Kingfisher Airlines going forward whilst maintaining the highest level of service that has earned Kingfisher the distinction of being India’s only five star rated and most awarded Airline in just six years since inception.”
SR Gupte, vice chairman, will continue to chair the Executive Committee of which Aggarwal will become a member with immediate effect.