Former aviation secretary named as Principal Adviser to MD of IndiGo

InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, owner of IndiGo airlines announced on April 4 that it has appointed former IAS officer RK Singh as the principal adviser to the managing director of the budget carrier with immediate effect. As the principal adviser, RK Singh will be a part of IndiGo’s leadership team.

The fast-growing low-cost carrier that boasts of a fleet of 275+ aircraft and operates over 1,500 flights daily said in a release that RK Singh has over 36 years of experience working in different capacities in the Government of India as an IAS officer starting 1985 (to 2009) and as an aviation law specialist then onwards.

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“We are delighted to welcome RK to the Leadership Team of IndiGo. With his vast administrative and aviation experience he brings tremendous value at a time when the company is undertaking major expansion initiatives. RK would be working closely with me on key strategic initiatives.”

Rahul Bhatia, Managing Director, IndiGo

In the past, RK Singh has served as joint secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and has served on the boards of Air India, Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Air India Charters Limited (Air India Express), and has been the CMD of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited.

“Indian aviation has a long way to go and I foresee IndiGo continuing to play a significant role in this growth story. IndiGo’s quest to expand its footprint both domestically and internationally will take Indian aviation to newer heights and I am extremely excited to be a part of this journey.”

RK Singh, Principal Adviser to the Managing Director, IndiGo

Presently, he serves on the Board of CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (pilot training organisation). He is an MBA from Southern Cross University, Australia, and holder of an LL.M degree in Aviation Law from Leiden University, The Netherlands.

He is currently also serving on the international Board of Governors of the Institute of Aviation and Space Law, Leiden University. This means, he not only has experience in administrative and managerial work but also has deep knowledge of aviation.

Former aviation secretary named as Principal Adviser to MD of IndiGo

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