Capt. Nikhil B. Ved has been associated with the Indian Aviation industry for over 28 years. He is currently the Managing Director for Blue Dart Aviation, India’s first scheduled domestic cargo airline and longest serving private airline carrier. He was a co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Accountable Manager at Akasa Air. Prior to that, he has served in various Senior Leadership roles of Strategy & Planning, Business Transformation, Fleet, Network, Revenue Management, Operations and Engineering at Jet Airways India Limited.
Capt. Nikhil B. Ved is a qualified pilot and has been a commercial airline Captain and a Designated Examiner on B777 and B737 aircraft with over 10,000 hours of Command experience. He was nominated as Member of Consultative Group of Industry Experts by Ministry of Civil Aviation (2016) and was a chairperson representing the Federation of Indian Airlines with the civil aviation ministry. He holds a Master’s degree in aviation management from City University, London. He represented India in various yachting championships internationally and won the bronze medal for the country in 1988.