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Yatra Appoints Ms. Neelam Dhawan as Independent Director

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 11/30/2018 - 05:46
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Neelam has been lauded by leading business journals like Fortune, Forbes and Business Today as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business.

Yatra Online, Inc., India's online travel company, announced the appointment of Ms. Neelam Dhawan, as an independent director to its board of directors effective January 1, 2019. Neelam has been lauded 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.

"We are very pleased to have Neelam join our board and look forward to her contributions." said Dhruv Shringi, CEO and Co-Founder, Yatra.com. "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 positions, Ms. Dhawan has headed both Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, in India, been a member of NASSCOM's Executive Council from 2009 to 2017 and made significant contributions to industry strategy and public policy frameworks. Ms. Dhawan has 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. She holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, India.

"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." said Ms. Dhawan.

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