Veteran of the aviation sector Sanjiv Kapoor has joined Saudia Group after resigning as CEO-Designate of Jet Airways last month. Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the country’s flag airline. He tweeted on Wednesday, “I am delighted to report that I have joined the Saudia Group as Advisor to His Excellency Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of the Group.”
Kapoor worked in various roles for a variety of airlines, including SpiceJet, Vistara, and Go First. He was the CEO-designate of the Jet Airways that was grounded; the Jalan Kalrock Consortium was ultimately chosen as the successful bidder in the insolvency resolution process. In a Linkedin post, Kapoor said that the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030, which seeks to bring 100 million tourists to the dominant Gulf state, will heavily rely on aviation.
The transformation of Saudi Arabia’s advantageous geographic location into a global hub connecting three continents, Asia, Europe, and Africa, while also bringing 100M yearly tourists to the Kingdom, is one of the three pillars of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, he stated. He said, “Aviation will play a major role, and the role, transformation, and construction of Riyadh Air are crucial aspects of the strategy.”