Marcel de Nooijer appointed executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo

16 / 12 / 2016

Marcel de Nooijer has been appointed executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo. He will join the Air France-KLM Group Executive Committee.

De Nooijer replaces Bram Gräber, who stepped down as executive vice president of the airlines' joint cargo arm in June 2016.

De Nooijer, aged 48, holds a business administration and management degree from the Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and a Master of Science in Geology from the Utrecht University. He joined KLM in 1995 and has gained commercial and operational experience working in various positions at Dutch carrier KLM, and its cargo division, as well as at Air France-KLM.

He has been general manager South East Asia & South West Pacific of KLM from 2000 to 2003, vice president EMEA KLM Cargo from 2003 to 2006, vice president Europe Air France-KLM Cargo from 2006 to 2009. He took the position of vice president commercial Europe & North Africa Air France-KLM, from 2009 to 2012.

De Nooijer was appointed as managing director at Martinair Holland and member of the executive committee of KLM in 2013. Since November 2013, he has held the post of executive vice president KLM Cargo.

Marcel de Nooijer said: “I am very pleased with my appointment as Executive Vice President of Air France-KLM Cargo and the company’s faith in my ability to further shape the future of the Air France-KLM Cargo division. For many years, Air France-KLM Cargo has been a leading global player.

"Together with my colleagues in Paris and Amsterdam, I aim to improve the quality of our service, gain access to new cargo markets and proceed with the digitisation of key processes. During the coming weeks, we will seek ways to ensure that my existing duties at Martinair Holland and KLM Cargo are fulfilled.”


Jean-Marc Janaillac, chairman and chief executive of Air France-KLM, stated: “Air France-KLM Cargo is the specialized air cargo business of the Group and offers a worldwide network of destinations from our two hubs, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. The experience and professionalism demonstrated by Marcel de Nooijer at KLM Cargo will from now on be used to benefit the entire Group.”