Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed new Air India CMD

Updated On : 28 Nov , 2017 , 07:44 PM
The appointment comes days after Bansal was given an extension (PTI file photo)
The appointment comes days after Bansal was given an extension (PTI file photo)
New Delhi:

Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, official sources said Tuesday.

Kharola, a Karnataka cadre officer, would replace Rajiv Bansal, who has been serving as the interim CMD for a little over three months.

The appointment comes days after Bansal was given an extension for three months. The official sources said Kharola has been appointed as the new CMD of Air India.

Currently, he is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

The change of guard at the helm of Air India also comes at a time when the government is in the process of finalising the modalities of the strategic disinvestment of the national carrier.

First Published : Tuesday, November 28, 2017 06:20 PM
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