Prior to AirAsia, Gopalan worked as the Finance Controller - India Operations of Compass Group, as well as Manager with Ernst & Young. He also has worked in the United States and the United Kingdom with experiences in various industries including oil & gas and hospitality.
A Chartered Accountant with over a decade’s experience from Chennai, he has also had a stint in consulting, along with corporate soft skills training and also a keen academician. academician.
He was a guest faculty at the Loyola Institute of Business Administration and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has acted in a Tamil film, performed at public music shows, and an anchor.
AirAsia India Chief Executive Officer Mittu Chandilya, on Sunday told reporters here that the company has completed appointing the management team already and there are around 18 people reporting to the CEO, at present.