Avani Singh, SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh's daughter, is being trained to take over the role of her father in the company, The Economic Times reported.
Junior Singh, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in Stanford University in the US, is also training to be a pilot, said the report, adding that she is regularly attending monthly meetings held by the aviation secretary for the past six months and is getting trained under department heads of commercial and operations.
“If Avani joins SpiceJet, she will have to learn the business from the ground up. Aviation is a very exciting business with terrific potential, but it needs special skills and a lot of domain knowledge,” Ajay Singh told ET.
About 12 percent of women pilot commercial aircraft in India compared to other sectors, much higher than global average of 5 percent, the report said. However, the boardrooms are male dominated with an exception of Jet Airways, where Anita Goyal, wife of chairman Naresh Goyal and a director on the board, has been part of the airline’s management, the report added.
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