Rajat Gupta elected to board of American Airlines, AMR Corp

New York: Rajat K Gupta, senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Co, has been elected to the board of the American Airlines and its parent AMR Corporation.

India-born Gupta brings vast business and community experience to AMR, the Texas-based aviation company said in a press release.

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate with an MBA from Harvard University, Gupta served as the managing director (worldwide) of McKinsey from 1994 to 2003.

Currently, Connecticut-based Gupta serves, among others, on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

He is also chairman of the advisory board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-chair of the American India Foundation.