Prior to joining US Airways, he served as executive vice President for Air France, beginning in the November, 1994. His association with the airline industry began in September, 1980, when as an associate of Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc, he worked closely with United Airlines. In 1984, he joined United as Manager-strategic-planning. He held a series of positions at United. Previously, Gangwal had been a financial analyst in the product development group of Ford Motor Co. and a production and planning Engineer with Philips India Ltd.