Barathan Pasupathi (Bara), CEO Jetstar Asia and Valuair is also a Director on the Board of Jetstar Asia, Valuair and Newstar. Bara has more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles across the aviation and energy sectors and was a founding executive of Jetstar Asia, serving as its Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2007. His key achievements at Jetstar include helping to establish the airline in 2004, seeing through its merger with Valuair, fleet procurement and fuel hedging. Jetstar Asia has since become the largest and most profitable low fares airline in Singapore. Having held several leadership positions in Singapore, Europe and the Middle East, Bara has extensive exposure in oil market risk management, aircraft finance and leasing, and supply chain management. Bara expanded his aviation and finance experience as Chief Financial Officer for Middle East-based Jazeera Airways, during which the airline was successfully listed on the Kuwati Stock Exchange. He also played a key role in the establishment of Sahaab Aircraft leasing in Kuwait. Prior to being appointed CEO of Jetstar Asia, Bara was the Managing Director of Mabanaft Singapore Pte Ltd, a leading independent German oil trading group based in Singapore. Bara is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a Masters in Business Administration. In 2013, Bara was recognised as Distinguished Alumni of Murdoch University WA.