Friday, January 26, 2007

GoAir takes SpiceJet’s Winders on board

Bangalore: Wadia-family promoted low-cost airline GoAir is recasting the top management beginning with Mark Winders, former CEO of SpiceJet, coming on board as executive director spearheading strategic initiatives.
Mr Winders will be looking after broad operational contours to give the airline a strategic direction into the future. Mr Winders had quit SpiceJet almost 18 months back and was on sabbatical. Prior to that, he was president of Cayman Airways and NWT Air. GoAir’s current chief operating officer Ng Fook Meng would continue to look after the daily operations.
The airline is also inducting a new chief financial officer and chief commercial officer in the coming days. While the names are still under wraps, it is learnt that the Jeh Wadia run airline is poised to induct a top honcho from a an FMCG behemoth as CFO. The airline’s chief operational officer Raj Halve has gone on sabbatical, prompting a replacement.
26/01/07 Boby Kurian & Urvashi Jha/Economic Times