India's leading online travel company has appointed Ms. Neelam Dhawan, as an independent director to its board of directors effective January 1, 2019.
Dhruv Shringi, CEO and Co-Founder, Yatra.com stated, “We are very pleased to have Neelam join our board and look forward to her contributions. With thirty-five-plus years of experience, Neelam is an accomplished leader in the tech industry and brings with her a unique blend of experience of scaling up enterprise technology businesses in emerging markets, experience which is a perfect match for Yatra as we look at scaling up our corporate travel business and expanding it beyond India. "
In her previous roles, Dhawan has headed both Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, in India and was a member of NASSCOM's Executive Council from 2009 to 2017. She also served as VP, Global Industries, Strategic Alliances & Inside Sales APAC & Japan, Hewlett Packard, Singapore during 2017-18. She has also been a member of the Global Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, Netherlands since 2012 and joined the Board of ICICI Bank Limited in January 2018.
On her appointment, she stated, “I am excited to participate in shaping the future of Yatra as we move to be closer to our customers and focus on delivering delightful experiences for them with our services."
Dhawan, an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi has been hailed by leading business journals like Fortune, Forbes and Business Today as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business and has played an integral role in shaping the IT Industry in India.
Yatra has seen quite a few high profile appointments this year. This appointment follows the appointment of Mudit Shekhawat as Chief Marketing Officer of the company in April this year. Earlier in February this year, Yatra had appointed Sean Aggarwal, former CFO of US-based online real estate firm Trulia, as a director on its board.
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