Sanjeev Gadhia

Mr. Sanjeev Gadhia

Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

Sanjeev Gadhia is the Founder and CEO of Astral Aviation Ltd, a dedicated all-cargo airline based in Nairobi, Kenya for 16 years. Astral operates a fleet of seven cargo aircrafts into Europe and within Africa. He is responsible for the overall management, network planning and fleet acquisition for Astral Aviation along with its pan African expansion strategy, which entails two new cargo hubs in Lagos and Johannesburg, including diversification into executive jets and unmanned cargo aircrafts.


Sanjeev is rated as a ‘New Generation Leader for Africa’ by the prestigious African Leadership Network, while Astral has been rated as the best all-cargo carrier in Africa in 2011, 2013 and 2015. In addition to this, Sanjeev has diverse investments in logistics, courier, airport infrastructure, green-energy and manufacturing in East Africa.


A banker by profession, Sanjeev has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Schiller International University in London.