Abrol to steer AirAsia India

Abrol to steer AirAsia India
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Amar Abrol, till recently with Tune Money, will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AirAsia India, succeeding Mittu Chandilya whose contract ends on March 31. Abrol\'s appointment will take effect from April 1, but Chandilya will continue with the company till April-end for smooth transition of the CEO role.

Amar Abrol, till recently with Tune Money, will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AirAsia India, succeeding Mittu Chandilya whose contract ends on March 31. Abrol's appointment will take effect from April 1, but Chandilya will continue with the company till April-end for smooth transition of the CEO role.

The low cost airline is a $30-million joint venture between Indian conglomerate Tata Sons and Malaysia's AirAsia Berhad. While AirAsia Berhad has 49 per cent equity in the airline, Tata Sons holds 30 per cent and Telstra Tradeplace 21 percent.

Under Chandilya's leadership, the Indo-Malaysian airline had flown 1.8 million passengers in a fleet of six aircraft on 12 routes across the country since its launch on June 12, 2014.

Prior to joining the low-cost financial products delivery start-up Tune Money in 2013, Abrol was with the US-based financial services multinational American Express for 19 years, leading diverse teams in Britain, India and South East Asia.

"In Abrol, we have a strong successor, with years of experience in customer delivery, which will be critical to the airline's future. We are confident that he will lead the company into its next stage of growth," Ramadorai added.

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