New Delhi, May 18: InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of low-cost carrier IndiGo, has appointed Pieter Elbers as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The development comes as the firm's current CEO Ronojoy Dutta is set to retire on September 30, 2022. Elbers will join from October 1, 2022, the airline informed in a notification to exchanges.
“The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo) appoints Pieter Elbers (52) as Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approvals. He will join IndiGo on or before 01 October 2022. He succeeds Mr Ronojoy Dutta (71) who has decided to retire on 30 September 2022, after guiding IndiGo through the turbulent Covid period," the notification said.
Rahul Bhatia, Managing Director of IndiGo said that “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."
Elbers (52), who will join IndiGo on or before October 01, 2022, started his career at KLM in 1992 at their Schiphol hub. He held a number of managerial roles in the Netherlands as well as in Japan, Greece, and Italy.
Elbers returned to the Netherlands and was named Senior Vice President of Network & Alliances before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011.
Since 2014, Elbers has served as the President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and is a member of the executive committee of the Air France – KLM Group.
Elbers holds a Bachelor's degree in Logistics Management and a Master's Degree in Business Economics.