Lo­hani wind be­neath AI wings

Ash­wani Lo­hani, who is cur­rently the MD of Mad­hya Pradesh Tourism De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, will now take over from Ro­hit Nan­dan as the new Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Air In­dia.

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cam­paign for Mad­hya Pradesh Tourism, ‘ Mr Turn­around’ - Ash­wani Lo­hani, is now set to make the Ma­hara­jah fly high again. Lo­hani, who is cur­rently the MD of MP Tourism De­vel­op­ment Corp, will now take over from Ro­hit Nan­dan as the new Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Air In­dia. A qual­i­fied me­chan­i­cal engi­neer, Lo­hani be­longs to the In­dian Rail­ways Ser­vices Me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing 1980 batch.

Un­like many bu­reau­crats, Lo­hani is highly ac­tive on so­cial me­dia plat­forms, he is a reg­u­lar on Twit­ter and also runs his own blog. In his blog dated Au­gust 21, 2015, ti­tled ‘On the move once again’, he shares news of his ap­point­ment at Air In­dia. Call­ing it a dream to head the na­tional car­rier, he writes, “This time to head the be­lea­guered Air In­dia, the erst­while Ma­hara­jah of the na­tion with its trade­mark logo. The sheen has been lost but not the in­ner strength, this is my firm be­lief and this alone gives me the hope that the skies can be ruled once again. And it shall hap­pen… My ex­pe­ri­ence in run­ning com­mer­cial en­ter­prises is that lead­er­ship by apex man­age­ment in­deed re­mains the pri­mary is­sue, while the mun­dane takes pri­or­ity and that too in a re­ac­tive man­ner. Pro­vid­ing proac­tive lead­er­ship is the crux and play­ing on the front foot the eas­i­est way to demon­strate the same, is what I be­lieve in.”

At a time when the gov­ern­ment is find­ing it dif­fi­cult to make the air­line more sus­tain­able, Lo­hani’s ap­point­ment comes as a re­lief. He sounds op­ti­mistic in his blog, as he con­cludes, “Like al­ways be­fore I shall not fail this time also, per­haps my last in­nings in the ser­vice of the na­tion, is a prom­ise that I have made to my­self. May God give me the strength.”

This time to head the be­lea­guered Air In­dia, the erst­while Ma­hara­jah of the na­tion with its trade­mark logo. The sheen has been lost but not the in­ner strength

Ash­wani Lo­hani

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