GoAir CEO departs

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 14, 2019 12:20

GoAir CEO departs

Cornelis Vrieswijk, chief executive of GoAir, has resigned just nine months after taking over the helm, citing personal reasons.

“It is unfortunate that despite best efforts, my family did not shift to India but rather wants me to be back with them in Amsterdam,” Vrieswijk said in a statement issued by the airline.

The former easyJet executive, joined GoAir six months after the departure of then chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.

“At the nominations and remunerations committee meeting held by the board on February 8, Vrieswijk expressed his desire to relocate to Amsterdam since his family was not wishing to settle down in Mumbai,” said Jehangir Wadia. “The board understood his compulsions to move back and accepted his reasoning to move on,” the airline said, adding he will stay on to ensure a smooth transition.

“We recognise Vrieswijk’s contribution to the airline, but at the end-of-the-day, for him it was family calling,” Wadia said. Wadia will take over as interim CEO until a successor can be found.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 14, 2019 12:20