Jet Airways appoints SriLankan Airlines ex-CEO Vipula Gunatilleka as CFO

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Jalan-Kalrock consortium-owned Jet Airways on Tuesday announced the appointment of previous SriLankan Airlines’ CEO, Vipula Gunatilleka as the Main Money Officer.

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“We are energized to welcome Vipula Gunatilleka to our youthful and energetic team. Vipula is an aviation expert and regarded as a turnaround expert in the sector.&#13
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“He has been shortlisted soon after a demanding approach run by our Government Team about the past several months,” mentioned Ankit Jalan, Member of the Checking Committee of Jet Airways and component of Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.

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Gunatilleka, who served as the CEO of the SriLankan Airways till January this yr, was brought to restructure the carrier in 2018, as for each a launch.

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“I am specific Vipula will be an asset to the group and will offer the required eyesight to revive the functions of Jet Airways as per the strategies of the Consortium,” Jalan included.

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Prior to becoming a member of SriLankan Airways, he was the CFO & Board Member of TAAG Angola Airways from November 2015 to July 2018 under Emirates Administration.

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A experienced chartered accountant, Gunatelleka, played a pivotal function to turnaround the reduction-making countrywide carrier of Angola, it added.

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He is regarded for his astute understanding in plane funding, strategic arranging, price tag-effective business modelling and openness to adopt hybrid types to retain enterprise prices lower and efficiency superior, Jet Airways claimed.

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Gunatilleka said, “I am incredibly fired up to join the company and I look ahead to contributing my awareness of the last 30 several years in Jet Airways’ resurgence in its new avatar. We will capitalize on the strong brand name price which Jet Airways has in the current market and use it to re-construct the misplaced ground.

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