Ashwani Lohani has resumed his position as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Air India. He had retired recently as Chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. He has worked as Managing Director & Commissioner Tourism, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Divisional Railway Manager Delhi, Director of the National Rail Museum, Director in the Ministry of Tourism and Chairman & Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation. He has received many Lifetime Achievement Awards, Eminent Engineer Award, Excellence in Governance Award, National Awards etc, he has also been the recipient of Gold Medal in Metallurgical Engineering and also Limca National Record holder in 2007 for four Engineering degrees namely Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgical and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. He also set a Guinness World Record in 1998 by running the Fairy Queen, the oldest working steam locomotive in the world.