Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, today announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr. Dube's appointment was approved by the Jet Airways Board of Directors at their meeting yesterday. The appointment is subject to receipt of all requisite government /regulatory approvals, including his security clearance.

An accomplished industry leader and an aviation veteran with close to three decades of global business experience, Mr. Dube has an established track record of business restructuring at large, complex, multi-national organisations. He has lived and worked in the US, Europe and Asia and is recognised within the industry for consistently delivering the highest levels of customer service, brand improvement, profit expansion, revenue growth, operational excellence and world-class employee engagement.

Mr. Dube is currently Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific with Delta Air Lines, Inc. - one of the largest and most profitable airlines in the world. During his decade long career at Delta Air Lines, beginning 2007, Mr. Dube helped grow the airline into one of the largest premium carriers across the Pacific, profitably expanding its Asia-Pacific business, entering new markets and restructuring its network, partner and customer base. Mr. Dube previously served as Vice President - Alliances and Industry Affairs responsible for Delta's participation in SkyTeam and Delta's partner and industry relations. Prior to that Mr. Dube served as Delta's Vice President and Chief Information Officer and CEO of Delta Technology. In this role, Mr. Dube and his team helped architect the technology footprint for Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines, leading to one of the most successful mergers in aviation history.

Mr. Dube began his career with American Airlines as an operations research analyst and soon progressed to Manager of Network Forecasting Systems. He then moved to Sabre Inc., a global leader in technology solutions and marketing services for the travel industry where he held various leadership position in Strategy, Sales, Marketing and Consulting. Mr. Dube has a Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Mathematics and a Master's degree in Operations Research.

As the CEO of Jet Airways, Mr. Dube will be responsible for strengthening the airline's overall business performance and its position in the domestic & international markets. He will also head the airline's Executive Management Team that has been tasked by the Board of Directors of Jet Airways to drive the Company's growth and future strategy by leveraging its enduring partnership with our equity partner Etihad Airways, and achieve significant efficiencies and value for stakeholders, on the back of mutual synergies.

Welcoming Mr. Dube's appointment, Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways, said, "I am delighted that Vinay Dube will be joining Jet Airways as its Chief Executive Officer. An Indian American, Vinay brings an enviable combination of smart and sharp mindset with global exposure to industry best practices. I am sure Jet Airways will gain substantially from his wealth of experience and industry insight. I personally look forward to Vinay providing leadership to the entire Jet Airways team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Dube said, "I feel honoured to have been entrusted with this extremely crucial role at Jet Airways which is a globally reputed airline and a true beacon brand espousing key Indian values of service and hospitality. I look forward to meet the organisation’s business objectives and deepening the relationship with its strategic partner Etihad Airways, in my effort to strengthen Jet Airways' illustrious legacy as India's largest premium international carrier that is ready for its next phase of growth."