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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air France-KLM Appoints Pieter Bootsma Deputy Managing Director of Strategy, Angus Clarke CCO

Air France-KLM Group has appointed Pieter Bootsma as Deputy Managing Director of Strategy and Angus Clarke as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer. Both men will sit on the Group’s Executive Committee.


Air France-KLM Group's New Deputy Managing Director in Charge of Strategy - Courtesy Air France-KLM

On Wednesday (August 31, 2022), the Air France-KLM Group announced two senior leadership appointments. Pieter Bootsma, currently the Group’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of Strategy. In his new role, he will define and implement Air France-KLM’s long-term strategy, in coordination with all stakeholders, and identify development opportunities. Additionally, the Group has appointed Angus Clarke as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Clarke will chair the Commercial Committee, which oversees all commercial activities within the Air France-KLM Group.


In Wednesday’s announcment, Air France-KLM Group’s CEO, Benjamin Smith, said,


“With 30 years of experience in our group, Pieter will lead our Strategy team to build a global evolution plan to make Air France-KLM Group a leading group in the future of aviation. It will have to lead and improve an innovative economic model so as to adapt to our environmental ambitions. These objectives will be among Pieter's priorities.


Air France-KLM Group's New Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Angus Clarke - Photo Credit: Angus Clarke/Linkedin

“I am very happy to find Angus within the Air France-KLM Group. He will take over the activities of Pieter in addition to managing the group's fleet. Angus brings us his deep and rich expertise in aeronautics and he will now be able to guide the sales teams to optimize and improve our production gains.”


Pieter Bootsma and Angus Clarke will both sit on the Group’s Executive Committee under the leadership of Benjamin Smith, CEO of the Air France-KLM Group. Both appointments will be effective as of September 2022.



Source: Air France-KLM Group