IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh resigns; Rahul Bhatia named interim CEO

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 28, 2018, 06.54 AM(IST)

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InterGlobe Aviation, which operates country's top carrier IndiGo airlines, announced that Aditya Ghosh, the President and whole-time Director of IndiGo has stepped down effective July 31, after being with the company for 10 years.

In a statement issued post a Board meeting held on Friday, the company announced that its Chairman, Rahul Bhatia, will function as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as well as the Director of the company.

Ghosh said he would be resigning in order to take up his "next adventure" and expressed his good wished to the airline for their expansion spree.

The airline Board announced that Ghosh`s resignation as President of the Company would be effective from July 31.

Founded in 2006 by travel entrepreneur Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal, a former chief executive of US Airways, low-cost IndiGo has grown rapidly to become the country's largest airline with a market share of 39.7 per cent as of end-March.

Ghosh, a trained lawyer, joined the company in 2008.

IndiGo also announced the return of Greg Taylor to the Board of the company as a Senior Advisor.