Mr. Chaphekar is a veteran of the Indian aviation industry, with over 50 years of experience. He has vast experience in marketing, sales, administration, and HR. He is a science graduate from Pune University, and holds a diploma in Marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Mumbai. He is also a graduate from Institute of Traffic Administration at Southampton, UK. He has contributed a number of articles in magazines, both nationally and internationally, concerning travel, tourism, and marketing. He served at honorary positions in many international transport organizations, and was a Vice President of the World Council of World Airlines Clubs Association. He was instrumental in submitting a reading and its inclusion as a member before the United Nations. He has also been a faculty member with Bombay University in marketing and tourism.