CEO & MD
Zoom Air (India)
Koustav M.Dhar has been Asian Civil Aviation Industries one of the senior most Professional with experience of over 30 years. He started his career as Chef with Kempisnki Hotels in 1993 post his Hotel Management Post Graduation along with Masters and later Ph.d in Civil Aviation from IATA.
He has set up India’s 5 Regional Airlines – Zoom Air, MDLR Airlines, Jahson Air, Skyone Airways and successfully managed as CEO with above Airlines in India, as well as Best Air, Bangladesh, Biswo Air Nepal, Skylar Airlines Thailand and recently SkyKG Airlines in Kyrgyzstan. Prior to that he has held Top Management positions as Global Head with Chapman Freeborn Asia, CEO and MD of Ultra luxury OLIVEA, COO and Senior VP with Air Sahara, Air One Aviation. He is also the Managing Director of a Boutique Aviation Management Firm which sets up Airlines in Asia, CIS nations and Middle East.
Mr. Dhar prior to his shift to Aviation in 2000 has been General Manager and Top Management with ITC Hotels, HHI- Kolkata, The Park Group of Hotels, Best Western, Holiday Inn hotels. As the founder of Regional Aviation in India he is extremely passionate for growing Indian and Asean Regional connectivity and has written several Articles in Global journals and white papers for Ministry and part of policy making.