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Jet acting CEO quits, top-level exits continue


Mumbai : The top-level exodus at Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways continued with chief financial officer and acting CEO Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan quitting.     The company did not give a reason for the resignation, which comes less than four months after Gopalakrishnan took over additional responsibility as CEO following the departure of Garry Toomey in mid-January.               Gopalakrishnan had put in his papers last month and was supposed to serve until May 5, sources told PTI, adding that he chose to leave three days earlier.  He is the third top executive in the past year to part ways with the private airline, in which Gulf carrier Etihad Airways now holds a 24% stake.

Soon after Jet announced the signing of the deal with Etihad last April, then CEO Nikos Kardassis quit, reportedly in protest against being sidelined during the protracted negotiations.