SpiceJet has appointed Sanjiv Kapoor, a former leader of the airline practice at Bain & Co and director at Temasek Holdings, as its COO. He is likely to be elevated to the position of CEO or act as de-facto CEO, said two senior executives at the airline.
Kapoor, who joins SpiceJet three months after Neil Mills left, was chosen from five shortlisted candidates. The airline’s last CCO Harish Moideen Kutty quit in June. Kapoor, originally from Kolkata, graduated from US’ Ivy League Dartmouth College in 1990 and then got his business management degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
He has worked in Bain as “a leader in their airline practice, working with clients such as Malaysia Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Aeroflot, KLM, IAG (parent of British Airways and Iberia), and American Airlines on projects ranging from strategy and turnaround to alliances, network planning and revenue enhancement, procurement, postmerger integration and customer experience transformation”, according to his profile.
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