Watch: A no-holds-barred conversation with three CXOs from Indian aviation

Last week, we got three of the most visible faces of Indian aviation together, each having years of experience in their own right, having worked through various situations in aviation. The event was broadcast live to hundreds of people, with many of them getting a chance to participate in the discussion as well.

Aditya Ghosh

The speakers included,

  • Aditya Ghosh, who now sits on the Board of Directors of OYO, worked for about a decade at IndiGo as President, leading the charge of the airline. He had a huge role to play in building the airline to what it is today, the largest airline by Marketshare in India today. Brand IndiGo is one of the coolest and funkiest brands out there in terms of airline branding today.
  • Sanjiv Kapoor, who is currently advising GoAir, spent years at SpiceJet as COO, having launched the famous INR 1 sales amongst other things. He later moved to Vistara, where, as the CSCO, he with his team built brand Vistara. Also, he had many different ideas executed, such as the redesign of the A320neo for a better paxex and launching the RetroLivery. At both airlines, Sanjiv also worked to make a transformational culture change as well.
  • Rahul Taneja, the Chief People Officer at Jet Airways, and one of the last people standing when the airline folded up last year. Rahul helped many Jet Airways staffers find employment when everything was going south.

There was a long and interesting discussion, on many topics such as the marketing at IndiGo, including the wigs, the state of affairs at Jet Airways in the last days of the airline, and the difference between working at an Indian airline v/s an American airline. In case you missed the discussion, the full discussion is up on YouTube now. Click below to watch the entire video.

I would advise you to subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you catch snippets of this video, as well as other such live sessions we will be hosting in the future. For instance, here is a fun rapid-fire I put all three of the stalwarts through.

Do tell us how do you like this discussion. The content on our YT Channel is going to have video reviews as well, but we are pausing on them right now because this is not the time to talk about all the pre-CoVid19 reviews.

Do share your inputs on which other people can we call in for a live discussion. And what topics would you like to hear more about in the next live? 

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Ajay Awtaney is the Founder and Editor of Live From A Lounge (LFAL), a pioneering digital platform renowned for publishing news and views about aviation, hotels, passenger experience, loyalty programs, travel trends and frequent travel tips for the Global Indian. He is considered the Indian authority on business travel, luxury travel, frequent flyer miles, loyalty credit cards and travel for Indians around the globe. Ajay is a frequent contributor and commentator on the media as well, including ET Now, BBC, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Conde Nast Traveller and many other outlets.

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