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Bajaj Group has appointed Neeraj Jha as group president & chief communications officer with effect from September 1, 2021. He will report to Kushagra Bajaj, chairman, Bajaj Group and will be based at the group’s headquarter's at Bajaj Bhawan, Mumbai.
In his new role, Jha will be responsible for the group’s brand reputation and image, advising the chairman and senior leadership of the group (SLG), as well as the senior leadership team of the group firms on reputation, media and communication.
“I have long believed communication can play a crucial role in building successful organisations. The need has never been more apparent than today when organisations must communicate fast, accurately and responsibly to stay ahead and be liked in a digitally connected world,” said Kushagra Bajaj.
“We’ve been on a constant pursuit to bring world-class talent on board to support our future endeavours as we move to the next phase of our growth journey. We’re delighted and excited to have Neeraj. He brings with him just the right mix of skill, experience and industry insights we seek.” Bajaj added.
Commenting on his joining, Neeraj said, “It’s a rare privilege and honour for me to be associating with a brand as iconic as Bajaj. Few names can evoke the trust, respect and pride like it can. I’m delighted and at the same time thankful to Kushagra for having made me part of this journey.”
Neeraj is a career-journalist turned communication professional and reputation builder. He has occupied leadership positions at Reliance, HDFC Bank and, most recently, Bharti Airtel where he was head of corporate communications and corporate affairs. The Times Group, The Asian Age, The Indian Express Group and CRISIL MarketWire (later Newswire18) are some of the leading publications that he’s been associated with as a journalist.
Neeraj holds a degree in Economics from Ranchi University, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Mumbai University. He’s also a Columbia Business School alumnus.