Yatra.com, India’s leading online travel company today announced the appointment of Raja Natesan as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. As a COO, Raja will oversee the overall business of the company including structuring policies and developing new strategies. Raja brings with him, 19 years of rich experience in the travel and travel technology industry.
Speaking on the appointment, Dhruv Shringi, Co founder and CEO, Yatra.com, said, “We are excited to have Raja on board and look forward to his leadership in an important growth phase for the company. Raja brings in a wealth of experience in the travel technology industry and will prove to be an asset to the organization. Yatra.com will definitely benefit immensely from Raja’s experience and his proven record of success”.
Raja Natesan, COO, Yatra.com said “In the exciting world of travel, the online travel business is at the forefront of innovation, technology and ease of use. It feels good to be a part of it.”
Prior to joining Yatra.com, Raja was the Chief Commercial Officer at Interglobe Technology Quotient. In his earlier roles, he was the Regional Manager South East Asia at Kingfisher Airlines and was also the President and CEO of Galileo India Pvt Ltd. Raja has been a part of the top management for over 10 years now and has played important roles in companies like IGT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., AFL Ltd. and Air France. He also owned a company called Keep the Change Management Consulting Pvt Ltd, which specialized in consulting for top management in areas like communication, work efficiency, change management etc. He is a visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business – Hyderabad and a guest faculty at the IIM- Bangalore. Raja has done his engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Bangalore.