Air France-KLM Board OKs Rintel as KLM CEO

The Air France-KLM board of directors unanimously has approved the nomination of Marjan Rintel as president and CEO of KLM, the company announced Thursday. She is expected to assume the new role on July 1 after current president and CEO Pieter Elbers steps down.

Rintel is currently president and CEO of Dutch Railways, where she has worked since November 2014, according to Air France-KLM. Previously she worked for the airline for 15 years in various positions including operations, sales and marketing, according to the carrier.

Though approved by the board, shareholders still need to vote on the nomination, according to the company.

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