Ramdeo quits EZjet following lawsuit
EZjet founder Sonny Ramdeo has stepped down from his post as Chief Executive Officer to remove any doubt about the “viability” of the airline in the wake of a lawsuit by his former employer accusing him of embezzlement.
A statement from the airline today quoted Ramdeo as saying “since my former bosses are themselves in court over diversion of over $550 million dollars of company funds, they elected to claim ignorance and innocence when it came to coming clean about the investment. Instead, they alleged that I diverted funds to EZjet, which I did not”. He said that further information on this could be found at http://foundingpartnerslimitedpartners.com.
He added that “In the interest of removing all doubt about the viability of EZjet for which I have worked tirelessly during the past 1-1/2 years to establish, I am removing myself from EZjet management, until this embarrassing matter has been cleared up and my good name has been restored”.
The statement said that while EZjet seeks a replacement for Ramdeo, Rosalinda Rasul, presently head of station for Georgetown will hold the title of acting CEO. It said that Rasul will be backed by EZjet’s advisory board members who cumulatively have more than 200 years of airline experience.
The airline said that EZjet continues to operate its regular wide body B767 flights between Georgetown and New York, Port of Spain and Toronto. It disclosed that EZjet is also adding a second B767 for flights during the Christmas season and will maintain its policy of fresh onboard meals and two free bags at 60 lbs each.