IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline, is pleased to announce yet another addition to its leadership team with appointment of Mr. Rajagopalan Raghavan as the Senior Vice President of the Human Resource department. The announcement comes briefly after IndiGo appointed Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer as its COO indicating IndiGo’s resolve to build a solid foundation that can take the company to greater heights.
Rajagopalan popularly known as Raj, is joining from 1st April and brings with him not only deep functional expertise in the area of human resources and talent management but also learnings of best practices from world class companies. In addition to HR, he will be also responsible for the Administration function and will also oversee ifly – IndiGo’s learning academy (continued to be headed by Ms. Summi Sharma). He will be reporting to Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo.
Raj earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from University of Madras and Master’s in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations at Madras School of Social Work. He is currently with Amazon heading its Human Resources and supporting the launch of several businesses and technology development centers in the country. Prior to joining Amazon, Raj was Head of HR for GE’s Global Research and India Technology Centers. He joined GE in 1999 and held various senior HR leadership positions supporting several businesses in various locations. Prior to this, Raj has held several senior HR leadership positions across geographies in organizations such as Hindustan Unilever, Ford Motor Company and HSBC.
On the new appointment, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole-Time Director, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Raj to the IndiGo family. With his in-depth expertise and knowledge, I am confident that this important and positive step in strengthening our leadership team will serve as a great building block for the future of IndiGo and our continued success as a team. The process of encouraging Made in IndiGo leadership talent combined with attracting world class talent will be an ongoing exercise for us to reach greater heights.”
Raj, while commenting on his new role with IndiGo, said, “IndiGo is an exemplary example of strong team growth with great values within a short span of time. I am extremely delighted to be a part of 6E family to explore bigger opportunities that lies ahead of us as the brand continues to make robust expansion”.