InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of budget carrier
IndiGo, on Wednesday appointed Pieter Elbers as its new Chief Executive Officer
(CEO). Elber will join from October 1, 2022, the airline said in an exchange

He will replace Ronojoy Dutta, 71, who has decided to retire on September 20, 2022, after guiding IndiGo through the turbulent Covid times.

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Commending his service, Rahul Bhatia, managing director of IndiGo said, “The Board of Directors and I would like to thank Rono for effectively leading our business for almost four years with a steady hand through what has been the most turbulent period in the airline’s history and aviation globally.”

Who is Pieter Elbers?

Since 2014, Elbers, 52, has served as the President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He is also a member of the executive committee of KLM Group’s Air France.

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He started his career at KLM in 1992 at their Schiphol hub and over time, held various managerial positions in both the Netherlands and overseas in Italy, Greece and Japan.

He joined the Managing Board of KLM in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. In 2014, he became President and CEO.

Elbers was born in Schiedam, The Netherlands. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.

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Responding to his appointment, Elbers said, “What IndiGo’s employees and leadership have jointly built, since its start 16 years ago, is, by any standard, truly impressive.

I am very honoured and do look forward to building upon this, working together with the entire IndiGo team. I am delighted to become a part of the next stage of IndiGo’s incredible journey, further fulfilling the vision of what the airline can do and will be for its customers and India”.