A service industry professional with over 30 years of experience mix in the Hospitality and Aviation sectors. Murali started his career as a Management Trainee with the ITC Hotels and worked with them for 13 years in various Managerial positions. He moved from hotels to the aviation industry starting with Jet Airways where he initially managed the airlines busiest hub in Mumbai and was eventually in-charge of the airline’s global Airport Services operations.
In 2007, he joined Kingfisher Airlines as Senior Vice President for Ground Services and Cargo. He was associated with the airline till 2013. Murali moved thereafter to the Airports sector and was heading the operations of Mumbai International Airport in the capacity of Executive Vice President, Operations. In the last 6 years Murali has been heading the business for Çelebi Aviation Holding, a Turkey based Aviation Services company, as the CEO for India. Çelebi is the largest private Ground Handling and Aviation logistics company in India.