12/12/2018, 3:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Air France appoints new CEO Anne Rigail

Franco-Dutch airline holding company Air France–KLM said on Wednesday that it has chosen Anne Rigail to be the new Chief Executive Officer of the French flag carrier, and report to the CEO of the group, Benjamin Smith. She will assume her post on December 17.

Rigail has been at the company for 27 years. Forme CEO Franck Terner resigned shortly after Smith took control of the group in September.

Chairwoman of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, Anne-Marie Couderc said: "I would like to thank Benjamin Smith for the outstanding work he has accomplished during his time as acting CEO Air France. Under his leadership, our airline has rapidly taken decisive steps, renewing constructive social dialogue, and proposing a new executive governance structure as seen with the arrival of Anne Rigail."

Benjamin Smith added: "I have complete faith that Anne will succeed in transforming Air France. Together with Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM, the Air France-KLM Group is taking an important step in its reorganization to reconquer its market position."

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