Oltion Carkaxhija appointed EVP Strategy and Transformation, Air France-KLM

Oltion Carkaxhija is appointed Executive Vice President Strategy and Transformation, Air France-KLM, effective January 1, 2024. This is an expansion of his current position as EVP Transformation, which he has held since October 2020.

In addition to his current role of improving the Group’s unit costs and competitiveness, he will be responsible for implementing the Group’s strategy and driving innovation. Working in close cooperation with the CFO, he will also oversee operations to leverage the Group’s assets.

Mr Carkaxhija is already a member of the Air France-KLM Group Executive Committee, and will continue to report directly to Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM.

"Oltion continues to make a tremendous contribution to the Group and has played a central role in our recovery", stated Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM. "His in-depth knowledge of our industry and his results-oriented approach have enabled us to successfully implement hundreds of transformation initiatives across all our businesses. Oltion has worked tirelessly to ensure the Group continues to progess. I have full confidence in his ability to continue on this path and help us strengthen our position as an industry leader. Join me in wishing him every success in his expanded role.”


About Oltion Carkaxhija

Oltion Carkaxhija holds an MBA from Loyola College Maryland (United States). After 11 years at Air Canada in the finance and network planning departments, he initially joined the Air France KLM Group in 2018 as VP Corporate Planning, working on industrial relations. He subsequently became SVP Transformation and was last appointed Executive Vice President Transformation in October 2020, tasked with further strengthening the Group’s competitiveness.