GoAir's Cornelis Vrieswijk resigns nine just months after being appointed company CEO, cites 'personal matters'

Budget carrier GoAir Wednesday said its chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk has resigned from the post within nine months

Press Trust of India February 13, 2019 20:40:25 IST
GoAir's Cornelis Vrieswijk resigns nine just months after being appointed company CEO, cites 'personal matters'
  • The former Easyjet executive joined the Wadia group airline only last June.

  • Jeh Wadia, the managing director, will be discharging the additional responsibilities of the CEO

  • Dutch national joined GoAir after the departure of Wolfgang Prock-Schauer i

Mumbai: Budget carrier GoAir Wednesday said its chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk has resigned from the post within nine months, citing personal matters. The former Easyjet executive joined the Wadia group airline only last June.

GoAirs Cornelis Vrieswijk resigns nine just months after being appointed company CEO cites personal matters

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The airline said Jeh Wadia, the managing director, will be discharging the additional responsibilities of the CEO, till it finds a successor to Vrieswijk.

Dutch national joined GoAir only last June after the departure of Wolfgang Prock-Schauer in December 2017 and the larger rival IndiGo as the chief operating officer.

"At the nominations and remunerations committee meeting held by the board on 8 February, Vrieswijk expressed his desire to relocate to Amsterdam since his family was not wishing to settle down in Mumbai. "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. "Going forward, I will take over the CEO's role until a suitable replacement takes place," Wadia added.

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