Jet Airways appoints 4 new executives after DGCA green signal

Prabh Sharan Singh has been named chief digital officer, H R Jagannath has been named vice president of engineering, Mark Turner has been named vice president of inflight product and services, and Vishesh Khanna has been named vice president of sales, distribution, and customer engagement.

Jet Airways announced the appointment of four new top executives on Monday, just days after the DGCA gave the airline a revalidated Air Operator Certificate, allowing it to resume commercial flying operations.

Jet Airways is likely to restart flights in September, more than three years after it was grounded, after receiving an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the civil aviation regulator on Friday. With Jet Airways set to fly, competition among Indian carriers facing various headwinds is likely to heat up.

According to the statement, Prabh Sharan Singh has been named chief digital officer, H R Jagannath has been named vice president of engineering, Mark Turner has been named vice president of inflight product and services, and Vishesh Khanna has been named vice president of sales, distribution, and customer engagement.

The Jet Executives

Prabh Sharan Singh is currently a senior vice president at WNS Global Services. “His (Singh) rich experience spanning nearly 20 years includes stints at Etihad Airways. Where he worked as a strategy and portfolio lead within the carrier’s digital technology. And innovation division. And at Kingfisher Airlines, where he worked as general manager – commercial alliances”. The airline mentioned.

It stated that Jagannath has over 40 years of aviation experience. And was most recently the CEO of Air India Engineering Services. Turner, who also has more than 40 years of aviation experience, oversaw Jet Airways’ inflight services unit from 2008 to 2011 and has previously held top management positions at Gulf Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Fiji Airways, according to the company.

Khanna joins the airline from VFS Global Ltd, where he is now Business Head e-Visa, according to the press release. “He has nearly 30 years of experience in the aviation and travel sectors. Across B2C (business-to-customer) and B2B (business-to-business) sales. Having held executive positions at various airlines in the past”. It noted.

The airline was founded by entrepreneur Naresh Goyal. And operated for almost 25 years before ceasing operations in April 2019 due to a severe cash shortage. A partnership led by UAE-based businessman Murarilal Jalan and British investor Kalrock Capital now owns the airline.

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