GoAir CEO Quits Within Nine Months
The livery of an aircraft operated by Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is seen on the tail fin as the plane prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

GoAir CEO Quits Within Nine Months

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Budget carrier GoAir said its chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk resigned from the post within nine months, citing personal matters.

The airline said Jeh Wadia, the managing director, will take on the additional responsibilities of the CEO, till it finds a successor to Vrieswijk. The former Easyjet executive had joined the Wadia group airline in June 2018.

“At the nominations and remunerations committee meeting held by the board on Feb. 8, Vrieswijk expressed his desire to relocate to Amsterdam since his family did not wish to settle down in Mumbai,” the airline said. “The board understood his compulsions to move back and accepted his reasoning to move on.”

“We recognise Vrieswijk’s contribution to the airline, but at the end-of-the-day, for him it was family calling,” Wadia said. “Going forward, I will take over the CEO’s role until a suitable replacement takes place.”

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