India’s leading online travel portal, Yatra.com has announced the appointment of Mr. Chakrapani Gollapali as Chief Business Officer of Holidays.
Chakrapani Gollapali will be responsible for the strategic direction, operational execution and the overall business results for the Holidays Unit of Yatra.
Chakrapani is a former Microsoft India executive. He has two decades of experience in technology, mobile and consumer businesses. Before joining Yatra.com, he was the Country General Manager for Microsoft India, leading all of Microsoft’s core consumer categories; Windows, Office, Windows Phone and Xbox across the Retail, Online, OEM and Operator Channels.
“The online travel industry has evolved rapidly over the last decade with the growth of internet, broadband and mobile penetration. I feel excited about the opportunity to create fundamental product differentiation by leveraging new internet business models while also obsessing about delightful customer experiences at every stage of engagement.”, said Chakrapani Gollapali. “I hope to inject a fresh perspective to the business and help dramatically build scale while making Yatra the most preferred brand choice for holiday travellers in India”.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder and CEO, Yatra said, “We are thrilled to have Chakrapani join the leadership team and look forward to his vision in our continued strategic transformation to becoming a comprehensive service and product provider within the travel industry. He brings with him a legacy of outstanding experience in the technology and consumer businesses that will be key in formulating and driving our Holiday business, which is a vital area for the Company. We are certain that he will help pioneer breakthrough product innovation in the Holidays market with a focus on superior customer experience.”