Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed new CMD of Air India amid divestment talks of ailing carrier
Pradeep Singh Kharola would replace Rajiv Bansal who has been serving as interim CMD of Air India for a little over three months
New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, official sources said on Tuesday.
Kharola, a Karnataka cadre officer, would replace Rajiv Bansal, who has been serving as the interim CMD for a little over three months.
The appointment comes days after Bansal was given an extension for three months.
The official sources said Kharola has been appointed as the new CMD of Air India.
Currently, he is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
The change of guard at the helm of Air India also comes at a time when the government is in the process of finalising the modalities of the strategic disinvestment of the national carrier.
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Rajiv Bansal, who is additional secretary and financial adviser at the petroleum ministry, will replace Ashwani Lohani -- who has been appointed as the Chairman of Railway Board.
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