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Former MD & CEO, AirAsia India

Mittu Chandilya is passionate about making flying affordable for everyone. Having lived all over the world - Canada, the U.S., China, Malaysia, India and Singapore, Mittu implemented the pillar stones of AirAsia in India and revolutionized Indian aviation by making flying affordable to every Indian as the first employee and CEO of AirAsia India.

Mittu brings a unique mix of leadership experiences ranging from a successful entrepreneurial start-up, to country, regional and global leadership roles within multinational organizations and finally to high-impact management consulting experience. Mittu has always been a passionate follower of the aviation industry and in his last role as Principal and Head of Services practice in Asia-Pacific at Egon Zehnder, took leadership in the Travel & Hospitality segment where his primary focus was airlines and aviation.

With an eclectic background ranging from entrepreneurship to management consulting, the former model has always believed and achieved the impossible. Equipped with a formidable mix of experience ranging from a successful entrepreneurial start-up, to country, regional and global leadership roles within multinational organizations, Mittu has demonstrated  the qualities of a transformational leader.

With an aggressive and competitive approach combined with an always can-do attitude, Mittu is an exceptional leader who inspires his team to constantly achieve the impossible every day.

Mittu’s family – his parents, wife and 3 kids - are an integral part of his life and they provide him the wind beneath his wings and make possible his ascent to great heights.

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Technology or people? Going hybrid in India

Published on  08 September 2016 09:00  by Mittu Chandilya

Mittu Chandilya, former MD & CEO of AirAsia India, provides us with insight on India's aviation environment. He details why he believes a hybrid approach is needed to tackle the challenges facing the air transport industry (ATI).

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