InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of air carrier IndiGo airlines, has announced to elevate Venkataramani Sumantran as chairman of its Board of Directors.
Sumantran, who has been an independent non-executive director of the Board since May 28, 2020, will succeed Meleveetil Damodaran, who stepped down on May 3, 2022, on attaining the age of 75 years.
While welcoming Sumantran to the position of the new chairman, Rahul Bhatia, Managing Director, IndiGo, said, “As we get ready for the next phase of our ambitious overseas expansion, Sumantran's understanding of international markets and world-class global practices will serve us well. His repertoire of knowledge of how best to leverage technology will be extremely valuable in our future growth.”
According to IndiGo, Sumantran is a business leader, technocrat, and academic, having worked in the USA, Europe, and Asia through a career spanning over 37 years.
He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Celeris Technologies, a strategic advisory firm engaged in the domains of automotive, mobility, digital transformation, and technologies. He also serves on the Boards of Rane Holdings Limited, and TVS Electronics Limited, according to a statement released by InterGlobe Aviation Limited.