New Delhi: The Central Government has appointed five experts from different fields as part-time Directors on the Air India Board, including IIM-Ahmedabad professor Ravindra H Dholakia, to suggest cost-cutting measures for the national carrier.
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh appointed them to utilise their specialised skills to help Air India achieve the targets set by the government through its Turnaround and Financial Restructuring Plans.
Besides Dholakia, other non-official part-time Directors are Gurucharan Das, Dr. Prem Vrat, Air Marshal (Retd.) K.K. Nohwar, PVSM VM, and Renuka Ramnath.
These persons not only have expertise in their specific fields, but also have served in various reputed organisations at highest levels.
Gurucharan Das is a Graduate with Hon. from Harvard University in Philosophy and has worked as CEO of Procter & Gamble India, besides holding high posts in other organisation. Dr. Prem Vrat is M.Tech. and Ph.D. and is presently working as Vice Chancellor and Professor of eminence, ITM University Gurgaon.
Air Marshal (Retired), K.K. Nohwar, PVSM VM, is a military aviator with more than 40 years of experience in the field of aviation. Dr. Dholakia is Ph.D. in Economics and M.A. with distinction, Gold Medallist in Economics and Eco-Metrics.
He is Professor in Economics and Public System of IIM, Ahmedabad. Renuka Ramnath holds a Bachelor Degree of Engineering and MBA with AMP from Harvard Business School.
She is a founder, Managing Director and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management which manages 400 million dollars of Indian and international capital.