Indian airline appoints a female CEO for the first time

Indian airline appoints a female CEO for the first time

For the first time ever, a woman has become the CEO of an Indian carrier, with the government appointing Harpreet A De Singh as the CEO of Air India’s (AI) regional subsidiary Alliance Air.

According to sources, AI CMD Rajiv Bansal issued an order on Friday, saying Singh “will hold the charge of Alliance Air CEO post till further orders.”

Singh is currently AI executive director (flight safety). In place of her, the new ED of AI will now be Captain Nivedita Bhasin, one of the airline's most senior commanders currently flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner, said the sources.

Captain Nivedita Bhasin has also been asked to head several other departments, given her experience.