Saturday, May 20, 2017

Jet Airways HR head joins sale force

Mumbai: Jet Airways chief people officer Rahul Taneja now has an another role - grow sales for the airline.
The move comes in the backdrop of intense competition and loss of market share. A Jet Airways spokesperson said Taneja is supporting the sales department to secure corporate business. Sources however say that Taneja will have a larger role and also oversee a part of the sales function.
"Jayaraj Shanmugam as chief commercial officer is responsible for sales and Rahul Taneja continues to be the chief people officer of the company. As part of the leadership team's continuous focus on improving the overall performance of the company, Jet Airways will now look to leverage Mr Taneja's experience and strong industry network to support the sales organisation," the airline said in an emailed response.
Industry watchers say it is an unusual step for a human resource department head to be involved in driving sales and believe this could be a precursor to wider restructuring of the organisation.
19/05/17 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard