GoAir loses its third CEO in 4 years, Wadia to take post

Chennai: Goair has announced the exit of its third chief executive in the past four years with the resignation of Cornelis Vrieswijk, within nine months of taking over the job.

Vrieswijk was a former executive of American low-cost airline Easyjet. He joined Goair six months after the departure of then chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.

The airline has cited ‘family matters’, as the reason for Vrieswijk’s abrupt exit and said managing director Jeh Wadia will be discharging the additional responsibility of the chief executive till a replacement is found.

“It is unfortunate that despite best efforts, my family did not shift to India but rather wants me to be back with them in Amsterdam,” Vrieswijk was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the airline.

“We recognise Vrieswijk’s contribution to the airline, but at the end-of-the-day, for him it was family calling,” Wadia was quoted as saying in a statement. “Going forward, I will take over the CEO’s role until a suitable replacement takes place,” he added.

NT Bureau