Air France KLM announces Adriaan den Heijer new head of cargo

posted on 9th December 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Air France KLM announces Adriaan den Heijer new head of cargo

Air France-KLM Cargo have announced appointment of Adriaan den Heijer as Executive Vice President.

I’m pleased to welcome Adriaan den Heijer as our new EVP Cargo at Air France-KLM. Adriaan brings a proven track record leading our Pricing and Revenue Management teams and has delivered excellent results. I have faith that he’ll now share his experience with the teams in Cargo and profitably grow this business, helping support the Air France-KLM Group’s goal of achieving European leadership.” stated Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM.

Adriaan den Heijer holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Eindhoven and a Postgraduate Degree Certified Financial Management at Amsterdam University.

He joined KLM in 1995 and gained commercial and operational experience working at various positions at KLM, Air France-KLM and its Cargo division.

Adriaan was Director KLM Cargo North and West Europe from 2000-2004. He was appointed General Manager KLM for Greater China based in Hong Kong, in 2004. He subsequently assumed the position of Vice President Pricing & Revenue Management KLM Europe in 2007 before he became Vice President KLM Marketing & Brand in 2009.

In 2011 he was appointed as Senior Vice President KLM Ground Services leading the ground handling of passengers, luggage and aircraft at Schiphol Airport.

Most recently, Adriaan den Heijer has been Senior Vice President Pricing & Revenue Management for Air France-KLM, responsible for the development and implementation of the pricing and revenue management strategies for the Air France-KLM Group.

Adriaan den Heijer declared “I am very enthusiastic with my appointment as Executive Vice President of Air France-KLM Cargo. Air France-KLM Cargo is a world player with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions and service excellence. I am looking forward to join the engaging spirit of the Air France-KLM teams in developing the cargo business for the future.”

His nomination as EVP Air France-KLM Cargo is effective 1st of January 2020.

photo: KLM