Former Railway Board Chairman Shri Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India, according to a government order.
This will be his tenure as Air India chief. Lohani’s first tenure in Air India was from August 2015 to August 2017, during which he helped pilot the organisation to a financial operating profit.
Shri Lohani, who is an officer of the Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), was appointed Railway Board Chairman in August 2017 and retired in December 2018.
One of his first decisions as Railway Board chairman was to ban gifts and ceremonial welcomes and farewells. He is also the man behind Train 18, India’s fastest train that will have its inaugural run from Delhi to Varanasi and will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15.