New Delhi: Vipula Gunatilleka, former chief exective officer (CEO) of SriLankan Airways, has been named because the chief monetary officer (CFO) of Jet Airways.
Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, promoters of Jet Airways, has given the duty to Gunatilleka of reviving the grounded service.
Gunatilleka, who until final month, was the CEO of SriLankan Airways, will be part of Jet Airways from March 1, 2022 onwards.
Gunatilleka, who is taken into account as a “turnaround specialist” and an aviation skilled, had overseen “essentially the most daunting activity of main SriLankan Airways through the pandemic.
Jet Airways in a press release mentioned, “He was head hunted by the board in 2018 to restructure SriLankan Airways and in lower than two years after assuming cost because the CEO, the airline recorded constructive Ebitda and money circulate for 2019-20 however the devastating results of the phobia assaults in April 2019 in Sri Lanka adopted by the worldwide pandemic in early 2020.”
On account of key initiatives launched to enhance the service requirements and operational efficiencies, the SriLankan Airline was accredited with the ‘World’s Most Punctual Airline’ twice in 2019, the assertion added.
Previous to becoming a member of SriLankan Airways, Gunatilleka was the CFO and board member of TAAG Angola Airways from November 2015 to July 2018 underneath Emirates Administration. He performed a pivotal position to turnaround the loss-making nationwide service of Angola.
Ankit Jalan, member of the monitoring committee of Jet Airways and a part of Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, mentioned, “We’re excited to welcome Vipula Gunatilleka to our younger and energetic workforce. Vipula is an aviation skilled and considered a turnaround specialist within the trade. He has been shortlisted after a rigorous course of run by our government workforce during the last a number of months. I’m sure Vipula will probably be an asset to the group and can present the required imaginative and prescient to revive the operations of Jet Airways as per the plans of the consortium.”
Gunatilleka mentioned, “I’m very excited to hitch the corporate and I sit up for contributing my information of final 30 years in Jet Airways’ resurgence in its new avatar. We’ll capitalise on the robust model worth which Jet Airways has available in the market and use it to re-build the misplaced floor.”