Jet Airways’ senior official Rajeev Nambiar quits

New Delhi :Jet Airways’ Vice President for Sales Rajeev Nambiar has quit, becoming the first top level executive to move out of the Naresh Goyal-led airline this year.

The leading carrier has seen a series of top level exists in the last two-and-a-half years. Its Chief Executive Officer Cramer Ball had resigned in December 2015. Nambiar, who had joined Jet Airways from Etihad in 2014, is said to be moving back to the Gulf carrier.

In a statement, Jet Airways said Nambiar has tendered his resignation. “We thank him for his contribution to Jet Airways and wish him the best in his future endeavours,” the airline said.

His resignation comes less than two weeks before Jet Airways announces its financial results for the third quarter of current fiscal. The results are scheduled for February 6.

Whole-time Director Guarang Shetty is serving as acting CEO after Cramer Ball’s resignation. Ball became the fourth CEO of the private airline to quit since April 2013 when it offloaded a part stake to Abu Dhabi’s national carrier Etihad.

Apart from Ball, two other senior executives had put in their papers last year. In September last, Jet Airways Vice President for Fleet Management Krishnan Balakrishnan had left the carrier to join budget airline GoAir as its Chief Financial Officer. Before that in August last year, the carrier’s Chief Commercial Officer Raj Sivakumar had quit.