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Midas touch Pardesi moves to Skywise in co-CEO role

Posted 25 August 2015 · Add Comment

South Africa's Skywise Airlines has named dynamic young entrepreneur. Irfan Pardesi as its new Co-CEO, sharing the chief executive responsibilities with current CEO Johan Borstlap.

Pardesi is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and is responsible for the set up and accomplishment of successful firms worldwide.

“I believe in consumer facing industries where the customer experience is what matters, I call myself the Customer Experience Officer” said Pardesi on his new role.

With successes such as transforming ACM Gold from a $22 000 business to one with more than $450 million value in just over nine years, Skywise said it is hoping Pardesi will work well with the existing Skywise Airlines management.

Posting on his Facebook page, Pardesi talked about his feelings at leaving the business he built to join Skywise.
“Some agreed, others called me crazy. I did it because It just felt right. After a decade of raising a baby called ACM Gold, I stepped down this month. It was emotional. It was exciting. Whatever it was, it just felt right. To new beginnings! I am now the Co-CEO of Skywise Airlines. Lets change the skies...”

Tabassum Qadir , co chair of the airline said: “We have confidence of Mr. Pardesi’s innovation qualities leading Skywise further to a much more robust airline.”
 

Midas touch: Irfan Pardesi ready to take on the world with Skywise (c) Facebook

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