As per the new role, Neeraj Jha will be responsible for Bajaj Group’s brand reputation and image while providing communications support to the group companies, and more.
Bajaj Group 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 Head Quarters at Bajaj Bhawan, Mumbai.
In his new role, Neeraj will be responsible for Bajaj Group’s brand reputation and image, advise Chairman and Senior Leadership of the Group (SLG) on all matters pertaining to Reputation, Media and Communication while providing communications support to Group Companies and advise their Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on all such matters.
Neeraj is a career-journalist turned communication professional and reputation builder. He’s held in his diverse 25-years corporate experience leadership positions at Reliance, HDFC Bank and, most recently, Bharti Airtel where he was Head of Corporate Communications & Corporate Affairs. The Times Group, The Asian Age, The Indian Express Group and CRISIL MarketWire (later Newswire18) are some of the leading publications/groups that he’s been associated with as a journalist.
“I have long believed communication can play a crucial role in building successful organizations. The need has never been more apparent than today when organizations must communicate fast, accurately, and responsibly to stay ahead and be liked in a digitally connected world,” said, Kushagra.
“We’ve been on a constant pursuit to bring world-class talent on board to support our future endeavors 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”, he added.
Commenting on his joining, Neeraj, said, “It’s a rare privilege and honor for me to be associating with a brand as iconic as Bajaj. Few names can evoke the trust, respect, and pride like it can. Kushagra has proved that he has the vision, strategy, the dynamism, and indeed, the humility to build on its rich legacy to take the Group, one of the country’s oldest, solid, and most progressive – to greater heights. I’m delighted and at the same time thankful to Kushagra for having made me part of this journey.”
He 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.