Virgin Atlantic has promoted Shivani Singh Deo to the position of Country Manager – India. Shivani has represented Virgin Atlantic for the past eight years in the role of Marketing and Communications Manager. Prior to Virgin Atlantic, Shivani’s career included international market exposure across industries including retail, media, and lifestyle.
Shivani has grown Virgin Atlantic’s brand presence in India considerably and has led high-profile launches such as Mumbai, the second daily Delhi service and the airline’s IndiGo codeshare partnership, generating significant PR and media exposure. Her promotion acknowledges her outstanding performance and reflects the airline’s commitment to recognizing talent from within its team. Shivani will lead the airline’s commercial strategy in India at an exciting time, as the airline grows its India network further in 2024 with the launch of a daily London Heathrow to Bengaluru service from March 31, 2024.
Commenting on her appointment, Shivani said, “I am excited to be taking on this new role at Virgin Atlantic and lead the dynamic team in India. We will continue to champion the needs of the customer and tap the incredible growth opportunities in the Indian market.”
Alex McEwan will continue as Country Manager for the region until the end of 2023, providing a handover to Shivani as she starts her new role as Country Manager from January 01, 2024. Alex will then start a new role as Senior Manager – Asia Pacific in the new year.