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Indigo appoints Vikram Singh Mehta, Retired Air Chief Marshal Bs Dhanoa as Independent Non-Executive Directors


IndiGo’s parent company, InterGlobe Aviation Limited, has appointed Vikram Singh Mehta and retired Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa as independent non-executive directors, the national airline said in a statement on Friday.

Their appointment is subject to obtaining a security clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the approval of the members of the company.

Mehta, who is currently the Chairman and Emeritus Member of CSEP (Centre for Social and Economic Progress), will be appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in the vacancy caused by Dr. Anupam Khanna’s second term ending on March 26. His appointment will take effective from the date of receipt of MoCA security clearance.

Mehta is an independent director on the boards of several companies including Larsen and Toubro Limited, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, Colgate Palmolive India Limited, Apollo Tires Limited, HT Media Limited and Jubilant FoodWorks Limited.

He is also a member of the boards of directors of Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, supervisor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the global advisory board of Macro Advisory Partners.

Mehta said, “Honored to be invited to join the Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited. I have long admired the success of its inexpensive, courteous, efficient and punctual outside supply. I now look forward to seeing him cross new frontiers, from within,” Mehta said.

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (retired) has been appointed to replace Independent Administrator Meleveetil Damodaran, who will step down on May 3 at the age of 75. ACM Dhanoa’s appointment will be effective from the date of receipt of MoCA security clearance or May 4, 2022, whichever is later, IndiGo said in a statement.

He served as the 25th Chief of the IAF from 1 January 2017 to 30 September 2019 and led the IAF when it executed airstrikes on a terrorist camp in Balakot Pakistan in February 2019. He was awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2015, Yudh Seva Medal in 1999 and Vayu Sena Medal in 1999.

Reacting to his proposed appointment, ACM BS Dhanoa (Retired) said: “Delighted to be part of the extremely talented Board of Directors of IndiGo, our country’s civil aviation market leader with an inherent belief in the performance and safety, values ​​that I treasured the most. during my service in the IAF.


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