Abhijit Abhyankar appointed as the Regional Head of People, Cathay Pacific Airways
New Delhi: Cathay Pacific, the award-winning Hong Kong based airline, has appointed Abhijit Abhyankar as the airline’s new Regional Head of People at Cathay Pacific Airlines. He will manage South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) during his tenure at the company and will be stationed at Mumbai. He will be heading the people team and will be responsible for Human Resource strategy and execution, internal stakeholder management and collaboration, talent management and succession planning, employee engagement, people cost budgeting and business continuity.
On his appointment, Mr. Abhijit Abhyankar quoted “It has been a real honour for me to be appointed to this position”, says Abhijit Abhyankar. “At Cathay Pacific we believe our employees are the key drivers of our business. We aim to provide our people with an environment in which they are able to flourish with us. Our culture, the work environment as well as the dedicated specialised programmes like Cathay Women’s network, Fly With Pride Network, encourages our employees to take pride in being a part of Cathay Pacific, further driving them to deliver their best for our business.”
Born in Mumbai, India, Abhijit has over 21 years of experience in the hospitality and aviation sector. Mr. Abhyankar joined the Hong Kong based Airlines in November 2009. After his earlier roles as Corporate Sales Manager and Area Sales Manager, Northern India, he was appointed Regional Marketing Communications Manager for South Asia in October 2014. Thereafter, in October 2018, he went on to head Marketing and Direct Channel Sales designated as Regional Head of Marketing and Digital Sales for the South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) based in Mumbai, India. He was leading the marketing strategy, direct channel sales, customer contact support. In June 2020, he was appointed as the Country Manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and was responsible for the growth of the airline’s business and operations in the region.