Taneja, who previously headed Corporate Human Resources at diversified Essar Group, would be part of the airline's Executive Management Committee.

In recent times, some companies, especially in the e-commerce space, have been roping in executives for the post of Chief People Officer.

He would join the Executive Management Committee that has been tasked by the carrier's board of directors to drive the company's growth and future strategy, it added.

Taneja brings with him a global human resource management perspective, said Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal, adding that the airline would benefit substantially from his expertise and experience.

Taneja, who has more than 25 years of experience in various industries, would be based at Jet Airways' corporate headquarters in Mumbai and report to the CEO.

The airline, which has a fleet of 116 planes, operates flights to 73 destinations, including 22 abroad.

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