Changes to the Air France-KLM Board of Directors

  • Isabelle Parize appointed Independent Board Director
  • Louis Jobard appointed Director representing Flight Deck Crew shareholders

The composition of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors is changing.

At its meeting on 27 March 2014, the Board of Directors decided to appoint Isabelle Parize, President of Nocibé, as independent director.

This appointment replaces Patricia Barbizet, who left her position as director at the end of 2013. This decision reflects the Board’s desire for greater diversity of its members. It has been submitted for ratification by the General Shareholders’ Meeting on 20 May 2014.

Louis Jobard, Air France Flight Captain, was elected by flight deck crew shareholders in January 2014. His appointment as a director will be proposed at the General Meeting of 20 May 2014 so that he can replace Bernard Pédamon on the Group’s Board of Directors.

"I would like to thank Patricia Barbizet and Bernard Pédamon for their important contribution to the recovery of Air France-KLM and look forward to welcoming Isabelle Parize and Louis Jobard within the Group’s Board of Directors. Their expertise is an asset for the challenges that lie ahead" declared Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.


Born on 16 June 1957, Isabelle Parize is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. Having occupied various positions between 1980 and 1993 at Procter & Gamble, including that of Marketing manager, Health and Beauty Care, she joined the Henkel Group in 1994. She was Managing Director of Schwarzkopf, Henkel France, from 1994 to 1998, then Corporate Vice-President in charge of strategic marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (based in Germany) from 1998 to 2001. She served as Managing Director of Canal+ Distribution and as Chief Executive Officer of Canal Satellite as of 2001. She then became President of the Fragrance Division at Quest International (2005-2007) and Managing Director then Vice-Chair of the company BetClick (2007-2011).

Isabelle Parize has been Chief Executive Officer of Nocibé since 2011. She is considered as an independent director under the criteria set out by the AFEP - MEDEF Corporate Governance Code.


Born on 19 August 1959, Louis Jobard graduated from the University of Tours in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. After having been a private flying instructor and a business aviation pilot, he joined Air France in March 1986 as a first officer on Boeing B737-200 and then Boeing 747. He became a Captain on Boeing 737-500 in 1995, then on Airbus A310, A340 and A330. Since 2007 he has been a Captain on Boeing 747-400.