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A new development phase for the Air France-KLM Group

July 19, 2013 Corporate No Comments Email Email

AirfranceOn July 1, Air France-KLM marked a new phase in its development in establishing a common management team and integrated functions, managed at Group level.

Alexandre de Juniac is appointed Air France-KLM Group Chairman and CEO. Frédéric Gagey takes over from him as Chairman and CEO of Air France. Camiel Eurlings is appointed KLM President and CEO.

Air France-KLM will develop the strategy for its three businesses (Passenger-Cargo-Maintenance) as part of an ongoing dialogue with the companies. The companies are responsible for strategy and operational implementation and the quality of customer service, with the Group’s support.

This new phase will strengthen collaboration between Air France and KLM, based on transparent, effective and fair decision-making processes.

The Group’s Executive Committee is made up as follows:

  • Group Chairman and CEO: Alexandre de Juniac

Air France and KLM representatives

  • Air France Chairman and CEO: Frederic Gagey
  • KLM President and CEO: Camiel Eurlings
  • Air France COO: Alain Bassil
  • KLM COO and KLM Deputy CEO: Pieter Elbers 

Group functions

  • Executive Vice-President Commercial, Sales and Marketing: Patrick Alexandre
  • Executive Vice-President Commercial Marketing: Pieter Bootsma
  • Chief Financial Officier: Philippe Calavia
  • Executive Vice-President Strategy – Passenger Business: Bram Gräber
  • Executive Vice-President Human Resources: Wim Kooijman
  • Executive Vice-President Information Technology: Jean-Christophe Lalanne
  • Executive Vice-President Engineering and Maintenance: Franck Terner
  • Executive Vice-President Cargo: Erik Varwijk
  • Chief of staff, Group Executive Committee Secretary: Guy Zacklad 

– All the members of the Executive Committee report to Alexandre de Juniac, except Pieter Bootsma who reports to Patrick Alexandre.

– Biographies and pictures available on

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