Cees 't Hart new member of KLM Supervisory board
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announces that its supervisory board has voted in favour of nominating Cees ‘t Hart to become a supervisory director.
The nomination will be put to the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in April next year.
Mr ‘t Hart will take up a position which is being vacated on the same date by Kees Storm. Mr Storm is leaving the board after completing the maximum term of 12 years.
Cees ‘t Hart (1958) has been Chief Executive Officer of the multinational FrieslandCampina since 2009. Before joining FrieslandCampina in 2008, Mr ‘t Hart held a range of international management positions at Unilever, including Vice President Foods Asia Pacific in Singapore, Chief Executive Officer Unilever Poland, and Chief Executive Officer Lever Fabergé Italy. He is chairman of the Dutch Dairy Association (NZO) and chairman of the Dutch government agency Topsector Agri&Food.
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.