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IndiGo Appoints Pieter Elbers As New CEO

Indigo's current CEO, Ronojoy Dutta is set to retire on September 30, 2022

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Indigo on Wednesday announced the appointment of Pieter Elbers as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is expected to be effective from October 1 this year. 

Since 2014, Elbers has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Air France – KLM Group. 

Indigo's current CEO, Ronojoy Dutta is set to retire on September 30, 2022.

“The Board of Directors of the Company, at its meeting held today, May 18, 2022, has approved the appointment of Mr. Pieter Elbers as the Chief Executive Officer and as a Whole Time Director of the Company, subject to necessary regulatory and Shareholders' approvals," Indigo said in an exchange filing.

"The Board has also taken note of the resignation of Mr. Ronojoy Dutta as the Whole Time Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from September 30, 2022," the company added.

On his appointment as CEO, Elber 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."

Elbers started his career at KLM in 1992 at their Schiphol hub and over time, held several managerial positions in both The Netherlands and overseas in Japan, Greece and Italy. After he returned to The Netherlands, he was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Network & Alliances, before he was promoted in 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer. 

Elbers was born in Schiedam, The Netherlands. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics Management and a Master's Degree in Business Economics.

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