Monday, June 17, 2013

Ramadorai appointed AirAsia India chairman

New Delhi: What started as a buzz following AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes’ description of the yet-to-be-announced chairman of the low-cost airline as a “towering man”, has been confirmed.
S Ramadorai, who was at the helm of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for over a decade till 2009, will be named the chairman of AirAsia India, Fernandes just confirmed in a tweet.
“I would like to confirm Mr Ramadorai as Chairman of Airasia India. A giant of Indian Industry. A great thinker. Man from the south,” Fernandes said..
Ramadorai, who played a key role in the international development of TCS, is currently adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the National Council on Skill Development, and holds a Cabinet minister’s rank in the government. He’s also vice-chairman of TCS.
With this, majority of the AirAsia board will have Tata group representatives.
17/06/13 Nivedita Mookerji/Business Standard