Appointment within the AFKL Group
As long planned, Philippe Calavia, Chief Financial Officer of Air France-KLM, will soon retire. Pierre-François Riolacci, currently Veolia Environnement’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer, will replace him before the end of this year.
Biography of Pierre-François Riolacci
Aged 47, Pierre-François Riolacci is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science (IEP Paris) and holds a Masters degree in private law. Mr.Riolacci held different positions with Total from 1990 to 2000 in the areas of corporate finance, structured finance and investor relations. He was also financial controller for several of Total's subsidiaries.
He joined Veolia Environnement’sFinance department in 2000. In 2003 he became Head of Control and Planning and in 2007 he was appointed Director of Finance, Veolia Environnement Group. In 2010 he became VeoliaEnvironnement Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer and a member of its Executive Committee.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.