New Delhi: Jet Airways on Friday,March 4, appointed Sanjiv Kapoor as Chief executive officer (CEO). The announcement was made by Jalan Kalrock Consortium. Currently president of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Kapoor will take over his new role from April 4, 2022. Before joining the Oberoi Group last year, Kapoor was the chief strategy and commercial officer at Vistara and COO of SpiceJet.
Murari Lal Jalan, lead partner of the Jalan-Kalrock consortium and proposed non-executive chairman of Jet Airways, said: “I am happy to have Sanjiv join our team… I am certain he will be able to lead Jet Airways and make it become the most preferred full-service carrier of India. Sanjiv is a seasoned aviation professional.… I always believe in investing in human capital and by having Sanjiv as the CEO and Vipula as the CFO, I am certain Jet Airways will reclaim its lost glory and surpass everyone’s expectation.”
Sanjiv Kapoor said: “I am looking forward to getting back to aviation, an industry I am passionate about, with Jet Airways, one of the warmest, classiest and most loved brands to have graced Indian aviation. Even though Jet Airways has been out of operation for three years, it still has a large fan base of loyal customers who miss it every day and can’t wait for it to take to the skies again. Working together with a very strong team of experienced aviation professionals that is being put together by the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, I look forward to leading the charge in rebuilding Jet Airways into the most preferred customer-oriented airline once again, a people-focused airline for the digital age.”
A Wharton MBA, Kapoor started his airline career with Northwest Airlines (now merged with Delta) in the US in 1997, where he worked in finance and corporate planning.
In 2004, Sanjiv joined Bain and Company (in Singapore, and subsequently in Dallas and London) as a leader in their airline practice. His previous employers include Temasek Holdings, Singapore, and Oracle Corporation.