Pieter Elbers Joins IndiGo as CEO
Budget carrier IndiGo has said Pieter Elbers, who was named as the Chief Executive Officer of the company to replace Ronojoy Dautta, has joined the position from September 6. The airline had announced the appointment of Elbers as its new CEO following Dutta’s “decision” to retire on September 30.
“Petrus Johannes Theodorus Elbers (Pieter Elbers) has joined as Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from September 6,” IndiGo said in a regulatory filing. The 71-year-old Dutta came to the helm of the airline in January 2019, and guided IndiGo through the turbulent COVID-19 period.
Prior to coming on board the country’s largest airline by domestic market share, Elbers served as the president and chief executive officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and also as a member of the executive committee of the Air France KLM Group. He is the fourth CEO of IndiGo since its launch. Bruce Ashby was the first CEO of IndiGO from 2005 to 2008, who also practically launched the airline in August 2006. (Source New 18)