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Vijay Gopalan named as Chief Financial Officer for AirAsia India – Bangalore Aviation

Vijay Gopalan named as Chief Financial Officer for AirAsia India

by BA Staff

AirAsia A320 9M-AHS at Penang airport.

AirAsia has appointed Vijay Gopalan as the Chief Financial Officer for AirAsia India.

Vijay is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade’s experience from Chennai as well as a holder of Advanced Diploma in Marketing and Sales from the National Institute of Sales. Prior to AirAsia, Vijay was attached to the Compass Group India, as well as Ernst & Young and has worked in the United States and the United Kingdom with experiences in various industries including oil and gas, as well as hospitality. He was an All India rank holder in the CA entrance examination. He has also had a stint in consulting, along with corporate soft skills training.

Apart from regular finance duties, Vijay is also a keen academician. He was a guest faculty at the Loyola Institute of Business Administration and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Vijay has a dynamic personality with varied interests. He has acted in a Tamil film, performed at public music shows, and an anchor. He is a self-confessed sports enthusiast, and follows Cricket and Football keenly.

Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia India, Mittu Chandilya said

“I’m thrilled to have Vijay Gopalan on board with us, and we are sure AirAsia India will benefit from his skills and valued experiences that come along with him. Welcome to the AirAsia family, Vijay.”

Vijay Gopalan said,

“I feel privileged to be part of AirAsia India which globally is committed towards getting everybody to fly, across socio economic strata while remaining financially healthy. I am very excited about being part of the team that is going to change the aviation landscape in India and make flight travel affordable to everyone maintaining the highest levels of security and service experience, true to our motto- Now everyone can Fly”


About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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