Air France has appointed Steven Zaat as
Executive Vice President - Finance.
Steven will report directly to
Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France, and will be a member of the
After occupying various financial positions at
AKZO Nobel, a company specializing in chemical and pharmaceutical
products, Steven joined KLM in 2000 where he occupied various
positions within the Engineering and Maintenance division and
subsequently within Alliances and Auditing.
In 2014, he
joined the Air France-KLM group, as VP Finance & Control Air
France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
In 2015, he became
Senior Vice President Corporate Control Air France-KLM, in charge
of shared financial services, Corporate Control and joint
ventures. He was part of the teams involved in negotiating the
joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic.
Steven has taken over the role from Marc
Verspyck who has left the company after 28 years.
Anne Rigail, said, "I
wish to warmly thank Marc for his personal investment and all that
he has accomplished, notably for his part in the economic
construction of the Air France-KLM group and I would like to
welcome Steven to Air France and its executive committee."
Steven holds a degree in economics and business studies
from the Erasmus University and a Certified Controller
post-graduate diploma from the Amsterdam Vrije University