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Pieter Elbers, the CEO of IndiGo, Selected As Chair-Elect Of the IATA Board

Pieter Elbers
Pieter Elbers, CEO at IndiGo (IMAGE: KLM)

Pieter Elbers, the CEO of IndiGo, has been elected as the Chair-Elect of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors. He will assume the role of Chair in June 2024, succeeding Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the CEO of Rwandair.

With a long and successful career in the aviation industry, Pieter’s journey began at KLM in 1992. Over the years, he held various positions within the company, ultimately becoming the Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and later serving as CEO from 2014 until 2022. His extensive experience and leadership in the airline industry have made him highly respected.

Pieter’s appointment as the Chair-Elect of IATA’s Board of Governors reflects the recognition of his expertise and contributions to the industry. In this role, he will play a crucial part in shaping the future of the global aviation sector, collaborating with industry leaders and stakeholders to address key challenges and drive sustainable growth.

Pieter Elbers said of his appointment, “It is an immense honor to be appointed as the chair-elect of the IATA Board of Governors. I look forward to continue working closely with global industry leaders, regulators, and stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Pieter Elbers, the former CEO of KLM, assumed the position of CEO at IndiGo in September 2022. Since then, he has been pivotal in driving the Indian low-cost carrier’s impressive growth. Under his leadership, IndiGo has experienced significant expansion, expecting to reach over 100 million annual passengers by early 2024.

Pieter’s visionary approach and extensive industry expertise have been instrumental in accelerating IndiGo’s growth in international markets and contributing to the overall advancement of the Indian aviation landscape. With his strategic guidance and focus on innovation, Pieter’s visionary approach, and deep industry expertise, Pieter has propelled IndiGo’s growth in international markets. His leadership has been recognized globally, and he was recently ranked as one of the top Airline CEOs for 2023.

As the CEO of IndiGo and now the Chair-Elect of IATA, Pieter Elbers continues to make a significant impact on the airline industry, leveraging his vast knowledge and leadership skills to drive positive change and shape the future of aviation on a global scale.

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