CEOs want to spend more time with grandchildren
It has been announced that KLM CEO Peter Hartman will retire in July this year and longstanding Air France-KLM chief Jean-Cyril Spinetta is planning to leave by April 2014. Spinetta said at a briefing of the company’s disappointing results on Friday: “The supervisory board of KLM has decided to accept the retirement of CEO Peter Hartman and to ask Camiel Eurlings to take over from July 1 this year. […] KLM remains in very capable hands.”
A former Dutch transport minister and MEP, Eurlings is currently managing director of KLM and executive vice president of Air France-KLM Cargo. Hartman will remain on the supervisory board of Air France-KLM, he told ATW, adding that he wanted to spend more time with his grandchildren.
Spinetta told ATW: “I also have a lot of grandchildren”, adding that “the very last moment” for his own exit would be April 2014.
[pictured: Jean-Cyril Spinetta; courtesy Air France]