Atlantic has announced the
appointment of Mr. David Hodges as
the new Country Manager for its India operations. In his new role,
David will drive Virgin’s business at a strategic and commercial level for all
sales within India.
Hodges said, "I am very pleased
to take up this new role at Virgin Atlantic and excited to be part of the
dynamic team in India. We will continue to champion the needs of the customer
and tap the incredible growth opportunities in both leisure and business
segments. I look forward to meeting the organisation's objectives, strengthen the
brand and grow the business in the Indian market."
David Hodges joined Virgin Atlantic in 2013. Within
the remit of his role David oversees sales, distribution, contact centre
management, marketing, press relations and customer experience. Prior to his
appointment as the Country Manager for India, he was the Senior External Affairs Manager in which he worked closely with the
Government and the business sector on issues that led to a significant increase
in the number of people flying with Virgin Atlantic.
David started his career as an adviser to a
Parliamentary inquiry at Westminster into English Football and its Governance,
leading to significant reforms. Moved on to advise businesses such as T-Mobile
and EDF Energy on communications before taking a position at the London Chamber
of Commerce running their infrastructure and skills section. He holds a first
class Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Politics from the University of
Leicester and a Master’s of Science degree from Brunel University.