Friday, July 5, 2013

■ MAURITIUS: Hitesh Patel appointed CEO of leasors, Veling Ltd.

Veling Ltd logoThe Board of Veling Ltd, a Mauritius-based aircraft leasing company, has appointed Hitesh Patel as Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from the 15 July 2013.

A statement issued by both company chairman, Mr Uday Nayak, and Mr Nirvan Veerasamy, the Managing Director of Veling Ltd, said:
We are delighted that Hitesh is joining us as Chief Executive Officer. He brings to our company more than 27 years of experience in the airline industry. This will hold us in good stead as our company embarks on the next stage of its future strategic growth. We are sure that Hitesh will contribute positively together with our existing team of talented individuals in taking Veling to new heights.
Mr Patel started his career as an Aircraft Engineer at Continental Airlines in the US before moving to a still-nascent JetBlue as the director of Technical Operations and Accountable Manager. In late 2004, Kingfisher Airlines recruited him as its Executive Vice-President, to initiate the setup, launch and ramping up of the operations of the airline.

Veling currently has a portfolio of twelve aircraft under its ownership and/or management.