Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has invested in hiring experienced professionals for seven key roles., strengthening the leadership team for South Asia, Middle East and Africa and India market. Here is a list of the appointments:
Anand Yedery - Regional Head of Marketing and Sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
After working for 14 years with the company, Anand Yedery will now be responsible for overseeing the business of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Passenger sales in the said regions and will be based in Mumbai, India. He joined the airline in 2004 in the customer services department at Mumbai Airport. In 2007, he moved to the commercial side of the business, heading passenger sales for Southern India based out of Chennai. He moved to Mumbai in 2010 to head passenger sales for the Western India region. In August 2014, he was appointed Regional Cargo Manager – South Asia, Middle East and Africa and was heading the business and operations of Cathay Pacific cargo in these three regions.
Rajesh Menon - Regional Head of Cargo for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
Rajesh has been instrumental in setting up Cathay Pacific Airways operations in Qatar in 2013. After joining the company in 2005 as Assistant Airport Services Manager at Mumbai Airport, he took on many different roles later. He was appointed Regional Sales & Marketing Manager– South Asia in October 2014 and was responsible for Sales and Marketing for the Passenger Sales business. Effective 01 October 2018, Rajesh will be responsible for overseeing the business of Cathay Pacific Cargo in the said regions and will be based in Mumbai, India.
Karthik Radhakanthan - Regional Cargo Services Manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
After setting up Cathay Pacific as the number one cargo carrier from South India, Karthik will now be responsible for overseeing the operations of Cathay Pacific Cargo in the said regions and will be based in Chennai, India. Earlier, in November 2011, he was appointed Cargo Manager – Tamil Nadu, Kerala & East India. Succeeding to that and in December 2013 he was appointed as the Regional Cargo Operations Manager - South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Abhijit Abhyankar - Regional Head of Marketing and Digital Sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
A working professional with almost 20 years of experience, Abhijit began his career in the Hospitality Industry in 1999 and worked with Ambassador Hotel and Le Meridien & Holiday Inn. In 2004, he joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and later Air France – KLM handling Corporate & Trade Sales. He also worked with Jet Airways, where he was handling Key Corporate Accounts for India. Abhijit joined Cathay Pacific Airways in November 2009 as Corporate Sales Manager and in October 2010 he was appointed Area Sales Manager – Northern India. Later, in October 2014, he was appointed as Regional Marketing Communications Manager – South Asia where he was responsible for the development and execution of all marketing communications activities and sales for direct channels for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Effective 01 October 2018 he will be heading marketing and digital and global contact center sales strategy for the said region and will be based in Mumbai, India.
Neeraj Tyagi - Regional Head of Business Development for South Asia, Middle East and Africa
Neeraj Tyagi began his career in Customer Services at Delhi Airport with American Airlines in 2005. He then moved to commercial sales in American Airlines managing Corporate Sales as an Account Manager. In 2011, Neeraj joined Cathay Pacific as Corporate Account Manager – North India. After a year he was appointed as the Regional Corporate Sales Manager – South Asia, where he worked until January 2014 before moving to Hong Kong to work in Global Corporate Sales in Cathay Pacific Airways Head Office.
Tanu Lele - Head of Corporate Sales for India
Tanu joined the airline as Account Manager with the Mumbai Sales team. In 2010, she moved to the Cathay Pacific Holidays team. Later in June 2012, she was appointed Assistant Customer Sales Manager, Direct Sales.
Tanu has also been responsible for overseeing the sales for Cathay Dragon in Karnataka. She will now be heading Corporate Sales for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in India, based in Mumbai.
Naveed Ahmed Khan - Head of Trade Sales for India
A professional with 18 years of experience, Naveed joined the Airlines in July 2008 as Account Manager. In October 2008, he was appointed as Marketing Communications Manager - India, Nepal & Bangladesh. Then after three years, he was appointed as Cargo Manager - Western India, wherein he was responsible for sales and operations. Before being named the Head of Trades, Naveed was working as Area Sales Manager – Western India where he was responsible for overseeing sales for Western India. Now he will lead the entire sales agenda for the Indian market.