Pieter Elbers appointed President and CEO of KLM, replacing Camiel Eurlings.


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announces that Pieter Elbers has been appointed by the KLM Supervisory Board as President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM, replacing Camiel Eurlings.

The KLM Supervisory Board would like to thank Camiel Eurlings for his contributions during the four years of his tenure at KLM. We wish Pieter Elbers much success with the new challenges involved in his new position.
Hans Smits, Chairman of the KLM Supervisory Board.
KLM is and always will remain a fantastic company, where I have had the pleasure of working with passion for the past four years. I would like to wish all 35,000 KLM employees worldwide all the best in the runup to KLM’s centenary.
Camiel Eurlings

In view of the expiry of his current term in April 2015, Camiel Eurlings has decided in joint consultation with the KLM Supervisory Board to withdraw with immediate effect as President and CEO in order to pave the way for his successor.

BIOGRAPHY – Pieter Elbers
Pieter Elbers (44), President and CEO of KLM, started his career at KLM in 1992 and held until today the position of Chief Operating Officer and deputy CEO of KLM. He is a member of KLM’s statutory Board of Managing Directors since April 2012.

His previous positions at KLM include SVP Network & Alliances, General Manager KLM Japan & Korea and General Manager KLM Mediterranean.

He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Kenya Airways and Transavia Airlines B.V. (Transavia Netherlands).

He is a member of the Advisory Board of The National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR), the International Advisory Board of International Institute of Air & Space Law (IIASL), College Dutch Aerospace/“Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Nederland” (LRN).