Faculty – Spice Star Academy


Shailender Khanna
Designation: AVP (associate vice president) Customer Experience and Product Development Marketing
Experience: 21 years of vast experience in the Aviation Industry and Corporate sector.

Shailender Khanna has an excellent blend of IT, training delivery and training effectiveness measurement. His core expertise lies in organisational behaviour, leadership development, team building and customer service and motivational programs. He has consulted firms like Unilever, Nestle, DBOI, Apple and Ericsson on building training curriculum which resulted in achieving organisational goals. He has held important leadership roles with reputed airline companies like Indigo and SpiceJet.


Ajay Parmar
Designation: Head of In-Flight Training
Experience: 26 years in the Aviation Industry and Hospitality sector
Ajay Parmar is one of the esteemed faculty members at Spice Star Academy. Ajay comes from a hotel management background, with 26 years of experience in the industry. He has worked with hotel chains in India and Africa, with a 24 years of experience in airlines in India, America Gulf and Europe. With such an enviable work experience, he is an expert in all areas of in-flight management.



Sachin Saraswat
Designation – Incharge, Customer and Cabin Service Training
Experience: 16 years in the Aviation Industry
He has worked with prestigious companies like Genpact, Taj group of hotels and Jet Airways and G.D Goenka University. An expert in customer service and behavioural training.





Bella Handa
Designation: Incharge, Grooming and Image Management
Experience:  11 years in the Aviation industry

After working with Qatar Airways as a first-class cabin crew, she has worked with aviation leaders such as Indigo and now she heads the grooming training for the entire SpiceJet.





Menka Thomas
Designation: Incharge, Communication Training
Experience:  11 years of experience in Training

Worked in varied industries such as Banking, BPO and Aviation with leading companies such as HDFC, Convergys and British Airways previously. Her command over the linguistic training makes the trainee walk out a more confident person post the training.





Geetika Kukreja
Designation: Incharge, Safety Training
Experience: 13 years in the Aviation Industry

An Economics graduate, started her career with SpiceJet in 2005. She has had an illustrious career in Aviation. She got promoted as a Safety trainer in 2010, and now heads the Safety training department.




Divya Sandillya
Designation: Deputy Incharge, Safety Training
Experience: 13 years in the Aviation Industry

After working with AHA institute for a year, she joined SpiceJet as a cabin crew. She has been a trainer with SpiceJet since 2010. Conducting training on safety and emergency procedures is her area of expertise.



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