American Airlines has announced that Ganesh Jayaram has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO), effective Sept. 1. Jayaram will report to American’s CEO Robert Isom.

Jayaram joins the airline from Deere & Company where he has led the information technology organization since 2016 and served as its Chief Information Officer. He spent more than 15 years at Deere, holding several key leadership roles, including Vice President of Information Technology, and Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development.

Prior to Deere, Jayaram worked at Danaher Corporation and Canon USA Inc. He began his career at Boston Consulting Group. Jayaram earned a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

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