Rajiv Bansal Appointed Chairman And Managing Director Of Air India
An Air India Ltd. aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)  

Rajiv Bansal Appointed Chairman And Managing Director Of Air India

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Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal was on Thursday appointed as the chairman and managing director of Air India, according to a Personnel Ministry order.

Bansal, a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Nagaland cadre, is at present an additional secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment as chairman and managing director, Air India in the rank and pay of additional secretary, the order said, without mentioning further details.

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The post became vacant after incumbent Ashwani Lohani completed his tenure.

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