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Sanjiv Kapoor The CCO Of Vistara Resigns, CSO Vinod Kannan To Take In Charge

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Bengaluru, India- December 17, 2019: Chief Commercial Officer of Vistara Airlines Sanjiv Kapoor is resigning from his position on December 31, 2019. He worked for nearly three years in Tata- SIA joint venture.

Vinod Kannan is a Chief Strategy Officer of Vistara, who recently moved to Vistara from budget carrier Scoot will take over the position from Kapoor. He worked in Singapore Airlines in 2001 as direct marketing executive. He also served as a general manager in Indonesia Airlines and Italy. He pursued his Master’s in Business Administration from UCLA NUS and his Electrical Engineering degree from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Based out of Gurgaon with its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Vistara is a joint venture by Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, started their first flight on 2015 between Delhi to Mumbai. Vistara had their first International flight in July 2019 to Singapore; the airline started their flight from Delhi to Singapore and Mumbai to Singapore.

"Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sanjiv Kapoor, resigned from his position due to personal reasons," an airline spokesperson said in a statement. Kapoor will be leaving Vistara and at the same time Vinod Kannan will be taking the charge.

“However, sadly, all good things must come to an end, and the time has come to think of the last decade or so of my professional working life with my head and not just with my heart, balancing both personal and professional goals. My daughter is in college in the US and my son will join soon, and I have entered the last dozen years or so of my working life, a stage where I need to start thinking more about longer-term goals and post-retirement plans. Therefore, with a heavy heart, I have decided the time has come for me to move on from Vistara” he emails his employees.

He joins Vistara as the Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer in 2016. He has managed a wide range of portfolio of airlines commercial and planning functions which includes strategic development, network planning, branding and many more. Apart from all these he has taken care of airports and alliances.

"As part of the transition process since Kapoor's resignation, some of the portfolios had been moved under Kannan's leadership, while some are still in the movement process," the Vistara said in a statement.

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