May 2 2016  |  Airline & Terminal News

Air France-KLM names future Chairman and CEO

By Melissa Silva

Following a meeting on May 1st, Air France-KLM Board of Directors has selected Jean-Marc Janaillac for the role of the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer when Alexandre de Juniac leaves the position on July 31st.

Since 2012, Janaillac has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transdev, an international transportation group jointly owned by Veolia and the French Caisse des Dépôts. He was previously Chairman and CEO of RATP Dev from 2010 to 2012 and Managing Director, Group Development for RATP from 2004 to 2010. Janaillac was Chairman and CEO of the Maeva tourism group from 2000 to 2002 and Chief Operating Officer of the AOM airline from 1997 to 2000 and was also an Air France director from 1989 to 1994. He graduated from the HEC Business School and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

The Board of Directors believes Janaillac’s international experience, his knowledge of the transportation business both in France and in the Netherlands, his success in the development of the companies he has led, his knowledge of the airline industry and its customers and his capacity for dialogue with employees and other group stakeholders will enable him to meet the challenges that the Air France-KLM group faces.

Janaillac will be co-opted as a Group director when de Juniac leaves office, after which he will be appointed to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM.

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