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The International Aviation Club is aware of the public health concern regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We want to share information about what we are doing to prepare for our March Monthly Luncheon on March 19.

We are monitoring the status of COVID-19, including updates from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other national and local government authorities. If at any point these organizations advise that action needs to be taken, we will follow their lead and guidance.

The CDC has publicly deemed the health risk of coronavirus for the general American public to be low at this time. Our top priority is the health and safety of all our event participants. At this point in time, we are proceeding as planned, based on monitoring these government organizations, and the March Monthly Luncheon will proceed as planned.

Many events around the U.S. continue to take place and we will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to our website and inform you via email and our website.

POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Pieter Elbers, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM

  • March 19, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • 112

Registration

  • (10 seats per table)

We regret to inform you that due to the current and quickly evolving situation in the aviation industry associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), KLM’s CEO Pieter Elbers needs to remain in Amsterdam to manage the crisis. Accordingly, we will be postponing our lunch scheduled for Thursday, March 19. We will update you when we have a new date for this lunch.

For those registered for the event, we can credit registration fees or apply them to an upcoming event. Please contact TaMishka Harris at info@iacwashington.org with your preference for handling your fees.


Pieter Elbers
President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM

Pieter (J.Th.) Elbers is an airline industry veteran with over 25 years of experience within KLM. He started his career at KLM in 1992 as Manager Aircraft loading, followed by a number of managerial positions in The Netherlands, as well as 6 years abroad (in Italy, Greece, and Japan). He joined the Managing Board of KLM in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. In 2014, he became President and CEO.

His responsibility is to manage KLM’s overall strategy and performance. In this role, setting strategic priorities in order to leverage the company’s competitive advantage is his primary focus. He is also responsible for external affairs and the relationship with external and internal stakeholders, as well as for further developing and enhancing (joint venture) alliances and (Skyteam) partnerships. Next to that, he is accountable for maintaining a customer focused, innovative and efficient organisation and operation. Important corner stones in reaching his goals are leading a motivated executive team and building a firm and fair corporate culture.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Air France KLM Group. Furthermore, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Marfo B.V, member of the Board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), member of the International Advisory Board of International Institute of Air & Space Law (IIASL), and member of the Board of Governors of IATA.

Pieter graduated at the Open University in Amsterdam (Master in Business Administration) and the Academy of Venlo (Bachelor in Logistics Management). In addition, he has completed executive programs at IMD - Lausanne, Columbia University - New York and Tsinghua - Beijing. He is married and has 3 children.


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