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KLM president Pieter Elbers to be new IndiGo CEO; Ronojoy Dutta resigns | India Business News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The stage is set for a battle Royale between India’s two largest airlines — Tata Group’s four airlines led by Air India and market leader IndiGo.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers, 52, will be IndiGo’s next CEO, in a sign that India’s biggest domestic airline will now expand its wings in the international skies.
IndiGo’s current CEO Ronojoy Dutta, 71, has resigned and will retire from the position on September 30, 2022. Elbers will take over by October 1, 2022.
Clearly, the big competition in the Indian skies is all set to be between Tata Group’s four airlines, including Air India, and IndiGo.
The Tatas had recently selected Campbell Wilson — a veteran from its trusted airline partner Singapore Airlines (SIA) — as the MD and CEO of Air India. Wilson, 50, is currently the CEO of SIA’s budget arm Scoot and has been in the airline industry for 26 years.
The two expats will now lead the battle albeit in different areas. IndiGo will be on expansion mode in international skies. While Wilson will first have to restore AI’s image as an airline friendly to passengers (in terms of onboard experience) and owners (in terms of cutting losses).
The board of directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (holding company of IndiGo) said Elbers, whose appointment is subject to regulatory approvals, will join IndiGo on or before October 1, 2022.
About Dutta, who led IndiGo through the turbulent Covid period, IndiGo MD Rahul Bhatia said: “… thank Rono (as Dutta is known in the industry) for effectively leading our business for almost four years with a steady hand through what has been the most turbulent period in the airline’s history and aviation globally.”
Elbers (52) has been KLM president and CEO since 2014. He is also a member of Air France – KLM Group’s executive committee.
Born in Schiedam, The Netherlands, Elbers started his career at KLM in 1992 at their Schiphol hub and over time, held several managerial positions in both the Netherlands and in Japan, Greece and Italy. After he returned to the Netherlands, Elbers was appointed as the senior VP of network and alliances, before he was promoted in 2011 as the COO. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.
Bhatia said: “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Pieter Elbers as the CEO of the company. India promises to be the last bastion of ginormous growth globally and given Elbers’ deep understanding of the business, his legendary leadership qualities coupled with his energy and passion, we are ever so confident that under his stewardship, IndiGo will play a pivotal role in this growth opportunity.”
Elbers said: “What IndiGo’s employees and leadership have jointly built, since its start 16 years ago, is, by any standard, truly impressive. I am very honoured and do look forward to build upon this, working together with the entire IndiGo team. I am delighted to become a part of the next stage of IndiGo’s incredible journey, further fulfilling the vision of what the airline can do and will be for its customers and for India.”
Dutta said: “I leave knowing that IndiGo is in the good custody of Elbers and that the future for IndiGo employees is secure and bright. I would like to thank all the employees at IndiGo for the kindness and affection they have shown me over the past four years. As I move forward to the next chapter of my life, I will look back with nostalgia, fondness, and a tinge of separation regret.”

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