IndiGo GC in uncharted territory

Priya Mehra

IndiGo Airlines general counsel Priya Mehra is set to leave the company by February 2020, after handing in her resignation earlier this month.

“I haven’t decided what I’m going to do next,” Mehra told India Business Law Journal, “but I have a long notice period so that will give me enough time to plan my next move.”

Mehra declined to comment on the reasons for her forthcoming departure. Her resignation follows the exit of IndiGo CFO Rohit Philip in September, amid reports of tussles between company promoters Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia.

Mehra joined IndiGo in February 2017. She began her career in Delhi at Ajay Bahl & Co (now AZB & Partners), before moving to Singapore to work with Jones Day and later Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where she helped build the India practice.

“We are all sorry to see Priya go,” said InterGlobe Aviation CEO Ronojoy Dutta. “She has contributed a lot to IndiGo in the past few years. We wish her the very best in her future endeavours.”

“I’ve told my team that IndiGo is a fantastic organization, so there’s no reason for them to think of leaving,” said Mehra. “The growth opportunity here is phenomenal.”