IndiGo’s evolution man

CEO Pieter Elbers talks about his move to India, the airline’s international expansion, working with promoter Rahul Bhatia and the balancing act that pilot salaries entails.

Sitting on the other side of the screen from Pieter Elbers on a Microsoft Teams video call, two things catch your eye. One is the green bottle of sparkling water on the table next to the IndiGo chief executive officer. It’s a beverage of choice for many in Europe, where the Dutchman spent most of his 52 years, including three decades at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The last eight were as its chief executive and president. The second is the Nehru jacket that he has on, a nod to the history and culture of India, Elbers’s new home. 

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Prince M. Thomas

Prince leads the newsroom at The Morning Context as managing editor. A fascination with the written word has taken Prince to some of the leading newsrooms across the country, including The Economic Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes India and Moneycontrol. In a career spanning 20 years, Prince has led teams, managed pages, projects and special editions, and has authored The Consolidators, published by Penguin Random House in 2017.

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