Air Asia’s founder Tony Fernandes announced via his official twitter handle that the board appointed Mittu Chandilya as the CEO of the company.
“The board of Air Asia has appointed Mittu Chandilya as the CEO of the company. Mittu is coming home to change Indian travel and make it affordable for all Indians to fly”, Fernandes tweeted.
Mittu Chandilya, 32, will be amongst the youngest CEO’s to operate an airline in the country. Chandilya, educated at INSEAD in France, was formerly the head of services practices for Asia Pacific at Egon Zehnder International, an advisory firm with more than 420 consultants spread across 40 countries.
Earlier, putting speculations to rest, Fernandes had announced via his twitter account that he had selected the CEO for AirAsia India. He had tweeted from his official handle that the new CEO is a very smart boy from Chennai. “An amazing CV, will impress all”, the report said Fernandes had tweeted.