Thu, 4 July 2019

Air France Appoints Steven Zaat as Executive Vice President - Finance

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 Executive Committee.

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.

Air France Airbus A320 reg: F-GKXO. Picture by Steven Howard of on 3 July 2019. Click to enlarge.

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 Controllers Institute.

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