Kiran Koteshwar is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Spicejet, a low-cost airline based in India. He has been part of this company since 2006 which has witnessed an amazing turnaround after a near-closure. He is responsible for finance and accounts, business strategies, financing activities, investor management, aircraft induction and financing, and new business initiatives. In this role, he has seen the company rebuild its cash reserves through profitable operations while restoring credibility amongst its stakeholders; and executing a large aircraft order of up to 205 Boeing MAX aircraft and 50 Bombardier aircraft. Kiran has more than 21 years' experience of which 15 years have been in aviation. He has handled profiles across corporate finance, Investor relations, business planning and implementation, aircraft evaluation, leasing and financing, airline start-up, project management, management information and control systems, contract administration, service quality, operations planning and control. Prior to SpiceJet he played a key role in launching Go Air. He has been awarded "Asia's greatest CFO-2016" by "Asia One Publication" for the successful turnaround and revival of SpiceJet from a near shutdown situation to a complete control on financials and operations to make SpiceJet a sustainable and de-risked business entity. He successfully concluded the "Takeover of Control & Ownership from Mr Maran to Mr Ajay Singh". Before this he was involved in two major funding exercises at SpiceJet, including USD100 million funding from Wilbur Ross & Co in 2008, and a USD150 million stake sell by existing shareholders to Sun Group in 2010.