Steven Zaat is appointed EVP Finance at Air France
Steven Zaat will be appointed EVP Finance at Air France as from July 3, 2019
He will report directly to Anne Rigail and will be a member of the Executive Committee.
He will take over from Marc Verspyck who will step down from his position as EVP Finance of Air France on this same date, before leaving the company.
After occupying various financial positions at AKZO Nobel, a company specializing in chemical and pharmaceutical products, Steven Zaat joined KLM in 2000 where he occupied various positions within the Engineering and Maintenance division and subsequently within Alliances and Auditing.
In 2014, he joined the Air France-KLM group, as VP Finance & Control Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
In 2015, he became Senior Vice President Corporate Control Air France-KLM, in charge of shared financial services, Corporate Control and joint ventures. He was part of the teams involved in negotiating the joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic.
Steven Zaat holds a degree in economics and business studies from the Erasmus University and a Certified Controller post-graduate diploma from the Amsterdam Vrije University Controllers Institute.
Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France, wishes to thank Marc Verspyck for his personal commitment and professionalism during his twenty-eight years at Air France; "I wish to warmly thank Marc for his personal investment and all that he has accomplished, notably for his part in the economic construction of the Air France-KLM group and I would like to welcome Steven to Air France and its executive committee".