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Aditya Ghosh to exit IndiGo, Rahul Bhatia interim CEO

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Aditya Ghosh to exit IndiGo, Rahul Bhatia interim CEO

IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline, on Friday announced the resignation of Aditya Ghosh from the post of President of IndiGo effective July 31, 2018 and as a Director of the company with effect from April 26, 2018.

Ghosh will be replaced by Rahul Bhatia as interim Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced the appointment of Gregory Taylor as Senior Advisor to the company reporting directly to Rahul.
In another development, Ajay Sahai Jasra, Director – Corporate Communication, IndiGo has also quit. Jasra told CNBCTV18.com that he resigned two days ago and is undecided on his next move.
In the coming months, the board will consider the appointment of Greg as President and CEO of the company, subject to receiving the necessary regulatory approvals and paperwork, the press release said.
Gregory Taylor has more than 40 years of experience in large, world class airlines. During 2016 and 2017, Greg was the Executive Vice President of Revenue Management and Network Planning at IndiGo.
Rahul Bhatia, interim CEO of the company, said, "We are delighted at Greg’s decision to rejoin the IndiGo team and welcome him back to the Company. His enormous and varied experience and understanding of the complexities of the airline industry will be invaluable to our future plans. At the same time, we thank Aditya for all his hard work and contributions and for the successes that the Company has enjoyed."
Rahul Bhatia's Full Letter
Dear Fellow Colleagues:
I would like to bring you up to speed on a few key leadership changes that are underway at IndiGo. A press release on these issues is also being issued shortly.
Firstly, and with mixed emotions, I wish to inform you that Aditya Ghosh is resigning and will leave the Company on July 31. Aditya wishes to explore starting a new business venture and we respect his decision to do so.
For the last ten years, Aditya has led his team relentlessly in building IndiGo to be India’s largest airline. Your Board of Directors and I want to thank him for all his hard work and contributions for the successes that our company has enjoyed over the years.
This said, I am very excited to announce the return of Greg Taylor as Senior Advisor to the Company, reporting directly to me. As many of you know, Greg is no stranger to IndiGo having been our Executive Vice President of Revenue Management & Network Planning during 2016-17.
Greg has more than 40 years of enormous and varied experience in large, World Class Airlines. This experience and his ability to understand the complexities of the airline industry will be invaluable to our future plans.
In addition to his previous stint at IndiGo, Greg has held various senior management roles at United Airlines and US Airways in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Network Planning, Fleet Planning, Finance, Cost Management and Airline Express Operations.
Greg holds an MBA from University of Chicago. In the coming months, your Board of Directors will consider the appointment of Greg as President and CEO of the company, subject to receiving necessary regulatory approvals and paperwork.
Please join me in welcoming Greg and wishing Aditya and Greg all the very best in their new roles. I look forward to your continued and outstanding dedication to IndiGo and to the superb service that you provide to our customers every day.
Rahul, Interim CEO, IndiGo
Aditya Ghosh said, “For the last ten years, it has been a relentless, exhilarating and a most satisfying task building IndiGo. It is now time for me to step off the treadmill and sometime in the near future embark on my next adventure. I wish all my colleagues at IndiGo the very best as they move on to the next phase of growth.”
Aditya Ghosh's Full Letter
Dear Colleagues,
In about three months, it will be ten years for me in my role as the President of IndiGo and twelve years since IndiGo took to the sky. It’s been an exhilarating ride to say the least. Non-stop and relentless.
Looking back, it’s indeed remarkable what we have been able to build in a relatively short period of time. But it’s now time for me to step off the treadmill and get ready for my next new adventure.
Like always, I wanted to write to you directly and straight from the heart.
Thank you for all your love and affection over the years. I am forever grateful for the loyalty and care you have shown for me.
As I have always said, thousands of times, I had the best job in the world because I got to come to work with each one of you. You have given me a million reasons to smile.
Your hard work each and every day has made me look so good.
Thank you is too small a phrase to describe my gratitude to each one of you.
I am not going away anywhere immediately. I am around for another three months till the end of July.
I am sure we will have many opportunities to meet and build happy memories. I wish each and every one of you all the very best for the future.
Cheers,
Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo
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