(26 August 2022, 11:08 +07) American Airlines has appointed Ganesh Jayaram as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO), effective 1 September.
Ganesh will report to American’s CEO, Robert Isom.
“Ganesh has a proven ability to drive innovation in large, complex global organizations that are focused on operational reliability,” Robert said. “His leadership style, global expertise and success in building and implementing both business and technology strategy will serve him incredibly well as he steps in to lead our technology team. We look forward to having him join our senior team early next month.”
In his role as CDIO, Ganesh will provide leadership, vision, and direction for American’s technology organization supporting both technical and business strategic objectives. This includes leading and shaping the roadmap for defining the role technology will play in driving customer and team member experiences.
Ganesh joins the airline from Deere & Company where he has led the information technology organization since 2016 and served as its Chief Information Officer. He spent more than 15 years at Deere, holding several key leadership roles, including Vice President of Information Technology, and Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development.
Prior to Deere, Ganesh worked at Danaher Corporation, Canon USA and began his career at Boston Consulting Group.
Ganesh will succeed Maya Leibman, who previously announced she will be relocating to the United Kingdom for family reasons. Maya will assist with leading the transition through the end of the year and take on new international responsibilities in 2023. Maya joined American in 1994 and has served as the airline’s Chief Information Officer since January 2012.
“Maya has been a central leader in American’s evolution over the past decade,” Robert added. “Her leadership has left an imprint on our entire organization, and we are thankful for all that she has done. She has set us up well for this transition and we look forward to her continued leadership at American.”
Ganesh has a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and a Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
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