Wilson James – the provider of specialist security, construction logistics and aviation services – has appointed Maya Jani to the newly created role of director of business improvement. Jani will aim to further enhance standards across all areas of the company (including taking responsibility for its procurement and quality management functions) in line with the strategic growth plan.
Jani brings over 25 years of experience to Wilson James having begun her career with the BMW Group in the UK and then moving to Munich as a member of its technical purchasing team. At the beginning of the millennium, Jani moved back to the UK to join Heathrow Airport where, for almost 20 years, she held a variety of procurement-based roles culminating in the position of expansion procurement director.
During her time at Heathrow Airport, Jani was closely involved with the construction of Terminal 5, where she honed an engaging and inclusive approach towards the procurement function.
Wilson James has been a partner of Heathrow Airport for over 27 years, which meant that Jani was able to witness first-hand the values, ethos and working methodology that would eventually lead her to join the company.
Commenting on her new role, Jani explained: “I’ve always been enormously impressed by the way that Wilson James’ core values of honesty, respect, safety, responsibility and communication have helped the company to stay true to its vision and provide an unrivalled level of service for its clients. This year, the company celebrates 30 years in business and, as it embarks on an exciting new chapter, I’m looking forward to helping improve its offer still further through the values by which it operates.”
Agility in business
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to alter the business landscape, companies need to be as agile as possible. Across the last 12 months, Wilson James has stayed ahead of the curve by continually analysing and maximising the effectiveness of its activities. As such, the business considers the current situation to be a platform for long-term performance improvement, identifying where specialisms are required and acting upon them in order to drive the business forward.
Jani’s appointment is a fundamental part of this objective, which will also enable the company to combine highly-skilled people and cutting-edge technology to cement its position as the business solutions provider of choice.
Welcoming Jani on board, Mark Dobson (CEO at Wilson James) stated: “I’m absolutely delighted that Maya is now part of the team. She joins us at what is a very exciting time for the company. Her meticulous and forward-thinking approach, combined with a proven ability across diverse sectors, will make us more operationally efficient, open up new opportunities and empower us to be the best we can possibly be. I look forward to working closely with Maya to realise our growth and investment plans and build upon what we’ve already achieved over the last three decades.”