Air India has announced the appointment of Chitra Sarkar to the position of executive director-Americas. Based in New York, Sarkar will be responsible for the airline’s operations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as sales and marketing activity throughout the Americas.
Prior to assuming her role as executive director-Americas, Sarkar held key managerial positions at Air India in tourism, marketing and training. During her 30-year career with the company, she has also been posted to various foreign stations including Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Chicago. In 2006 Sarkar was appointed deputy commercial director- traffic services with overall responsibility for establishing policy and procedures at all airports in Air India’s global network. She most recently served as executive director-cargo at Air India’s headquarters in Mumbai prior to her transfer to New York.