Kalanithi Maran-promoted low-cost airline SpiceJet has appointed Sanjiv Kapoor as its new chief operating officer. Kapoor will be joining the airline on November 1.
A company filing to the stock exchanges announcing his appointment stated that Kapoor brings with him a wealth of experience in the airline industry, starting in 1996 with Northwest Airlines in the US where he worked in several roles including corporate finance, business planning, procurement and operations.
Key posts at the airline had been lying vacant since its CEO Neil Raymond Mills resigned from the company in July this year, immediately weeks after the airline’s chief commercial officer Harish Moideen Kutty called it a day.
Kapoor had also worked with Bain and Co, a world renowned consulting firm as a leader in its airline practice, working with several large global carriers at board level on transformational projects.