ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, recently welcomed Ajit Jacob as Managing Director of Transformation. In this newly created role, he will lead expansion of the company's corporate infrastructure and support functions, as the airline grows with new Embraer E175s and hires more than 600 pilots in 2019.

Jacob joins ExpressJet with more than a decade of financial planning and analysis roles at United Airlines, including experience in Human Resources, Network Operations and Real Estate. He most recently served as Director of Compensation at United.

"Ajit earned an impressive résumé of accomplishments, as well as the respect of his colleagues, while leading various strategic initiatives at United," said Senior Vice President of Administration and General Counsel John Varley. "We are pleased to have him join the growing ExpressJet family and look forward to him further propelling our growth plans."

Jacob holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Houston.