Kellogg dean Jain appointed to United Airlines board

Friday, 30 May 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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CHICAGO: Indian American Dipak Jain has been appointed to the board of directors of United Airlines, the world's second largest carrier.

Jain is the dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

"Jain is a leading-edge thinker with much practical business experience who will provide different and valuable perspectives to United's board deliberations," said Glenn Tilton, chairman of United Airlines.

"We're particularly delighted that he's joining us now, as we re-evaluate our approach to the marketplace and our customer relationships," he said.

United Airlines operates more than 1,500 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe.

"I look forward to working with Glenn Tilton, the United board and United's management team," said Jain.

"The company has made impressive strides in recent months, and I believe it will forge even stronger bonds with its loyal customer base as it develops product and service offerings that bolster its premier position among business and leisure travellers alike.

"I'm also pleased that this appointment will enable United and the Kellogg School of Management to strengthen their relationship."

Jain has been a member of the Kellogg School faculty since 1987 and was appointed dean in 2001.

He is also a visiting professor of marketing at a number of colleges and universities around the world. He serves on the boards of directors of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, John Deere, Hartmarx Corporation and Peoples Energy.
Source: IANS
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