Vistara’s Chief Business Officer Vinod Kannan succeeds Leslie Factor as CEO


The appointment of Vinod Kannan as the brand new CEO might be efficient from January 1, 2022.

Vistara’s Chief Business Officer Vinod Kannan might be appointed as the brand new Chief Government Officer, the airline introduced on Tuesday. His appointment might be efficient from January 1, 2022.

After main Vistara for greater than 4 years, present chief govt Leslie Thung will transfer on to make a senior appointment with Singapore Airways, Vistara additional mentioned.

Mr. Kannan joined the airline in June 2019 as Chief Technique Officer and is at the moment Head of Community Planning, Income Administration, Advertising, Buyer Expertise and Cabin Service features.

He began his profession with Singapore Airways in 2001 and has held varied senior positions within the airline. Previous to becoming a member of Vistara, he served because the Chief Business Officer for Scooter, the funds airline subsidiary of the Singapore Airways Group.

Commenting on the change in management, Bhaskar Bhat, President, Vistara mentioned, “Leslie has led the airline by way of a essential section with the graduation of worldwide operations and the entry of assorted plane into service together with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Vinod will lead Vistara into its subsequent section of progress, constructing on the sturdy basis laid by Leslie. The corporate is benefiting from the sturdy dedication of two companions, Tata Sons and Singapore Airways, to Vistara.

Vistara is a three way partnership between Tata Sons Personal Restricted and Singapore Airways Restricted (SIA). Tata Sons holds 51 % and Singapore Airways 49 % on this partnership. The corporate is registered as Tata SIA Airways Restricted.

Presently, Vistara connects locations in India and overseas with a fleet measurement of 48 plane.