Aviation veteran Ronojoy Dutta has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndiGo for a period of five years as it plans a major international expansion this year, the low-cost airline announced on Thursday.
M. Damodaran, former Chairman of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has been appointed as chairman of the Indigo’s board of directors, the budget carrier said.
Dutta would be taking the charge of CEO from the company’s co-founder and interim CEO Rahul Bhatia, who stated Wednesday that the next phase of company’s growth would come from international expansion.
Dutta was President of United Airlines, where he worked for nearly twenty years, holding various senior leadership positions including senior Vice President (VP) Planning, senior VP Maintenance, VP Finance and VP Information technology.
Dutta also served as the President of Air Sahara for two years. Moreover, he was an advisor to the restructuring of both Air Canada and US Airways.