Air France-KLM today announces that Pieter Bootsma, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Air France-KLM, has decided to leave his position effective January 1st, 2024. He will pursue his career in the Netherlands, outside of the airline industry.
“I sincerely thank Pieter Bootsma for his invaluable and extraordinary contribution to KLM and to the Group over the past 30 years.” said Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM. “Pieter played a central role in the creation of our Group and the establishment of some of our most strategic pillars. A strong team player with extraordinary business acumen and in-depth knowledge of our industry, he will be sorely missed but we wish him all the best in his future endeavors”.
An alumnus of both the Technical University of Twente (Netherlands) and Columbia University (USA), Pieter Bootsma initially joined KLM in 1993. Throughout his career, he held various high profile positions in the field of network planning and alliances, and led the full integration of Air France-KLM’s Pricing and Revenue Management divisions from 2008 onwards. He joined the Group’s Executive Committee in 2013 after being appointed Executive Vice President – Commercial. In that position, he was responsible for Network, Pricing and Revenue Management, Digital, Distribution, Flying Blue and Commercial Systems. In 2019, he became the Group’s Chief Revenue Officer and was last appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in August 2022.