Pierre-Olivier Bandet appointed EVP Information Systems – Air France-KLM

Pierre-Olivier Bandet appointed EVP Information Systems – Air France-KLM


Air France-KLM today announced the appointment of Pierre-Olivier Bandet as Executive Vice President - Information Systems effective January 1, 2023. On that date he will join the Group's Executive Committee, under the leadership of Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer – Air France-KLM.

After a transition period due to begin in the coming weeks, Pierre-Olivier Bandet will take over from Jean-Christophe Lalanne. A member of the Group’s Executive Committee since 2012, Lalanne will take up other functions within the Group, with the Transformation team, as from January 1, 2023.

Since July 1, 2019 Pierre-Olivier Bandet has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HOP!,. He was a member of the Air France Executive Committee since 2014.

"Our Information Systems are an asset for our Group and I would like to warmly thank Jean-Christophe Lalanne for his work over the last ten years and for his total commitment to the Air France-KLM Group," said Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Air France-KLM Group. "As we continue our transformation, we continue to invest and innovate in high-performance Information Systems. Data, artificial intelligence and cyber risk prevention are all areas in which the Air France-KLM Group has developed recognized expertise over the years. I have every confidence in Pierre-Olivier Bandet's ability to strengthen the Group's leadership in its IT activities."


About Pierre-Olivier Bandet

A graduate of X-Ensae-Sciences Po, Pierre-Olivier Bandet has held various positions within Air France and Air France-KLM, notably in the Network, Marketing, Crew Planning and Cargo Departments. In 2013 he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of Air France,  and in 2014 Executive Vice President, Public Affairs. He then took the position of Executive Vice President, Fleet scheduling before being appointed Chairman and CEO of Hop! on July 1, 2019.