As of October 15, 2014 Pieter Elbers is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Air France KLM Group. His responsibility is to manage KLM overall strategy and performance with ó10 bln revenues and 33.000 staff. In this role setting strategic priorities in order to leverage the companyÍs competitive advantage is his primary focus. He is also responsible for external affairs and the relationships with external and internal stakeholders, as well as for further developing and enhancing (joint venture) alliances and (Skyteam) partnerships. Furthermore, he is accountable for maintaining a customer focused, innovative and efficient organization and operation. He sees leading a motivated executive team and building a firm and fair corporate culture as an important corner stone in reaching his goals. Pieter Elbers has 23 years of experience in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in various (executive) managerial positions, such as: Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy CEO, Senior Vice President Network & Alliances, Vice President Network planning, General Manager KLM based in Tokyo, Athens and Milan, Manager Aircraft loading He is a member of the Kenya Airways Supervisory Board (KLM holds 26% of the stakes) and the Supervisory Board of Marfo B.V. (delivering fresh frozen quality food). Pieter Elbers holds a MasterÍs degree in Business Economics and a BachelorÍs degree in Logistic Management and has done executive programs at IMD - Lausanne, Columbia University - New York and Tsinghua - Beijing. He is married and has three children.