Mumbai: Air India SATS (AISATS), a joint venture between Air India Limited, and Singapore-based SATS Limited, which provides gateway and cargo services at airports, on Wednesday said that it has appointed Ramanathan Rajamani to lead the company.

Rajamani will take over as the chief executive officer of the company from 10 November succeeding the incumbent Mike Chew, who's been holding the position since October 2015.

Rajamani, former head of engineering division at AISATS, had earlier worked with Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency.

Air India SATS, which started its operations in 2008, has been making profits for the last five years. It is one of the few profit making subsidiaries of the national carrier.

AI SATS provides services in airports like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum.

"AISATS has served the Indian market with merit by introducing many pioneering initiatives within the ground handling industry. With the use of technology and digitization our aim is to deliver trendsetting airport solutions thereby enhancing the customer experience," Rajamani said in a statement. 

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