Oltion Carkaxhija is appointed EVP Transformation Air France-KLM. He will become a member of the Air France-KLM Group Executive Committee and will report directly to Benjamin Smith, Air France – KLM Group CEO. His appointment will be effective as of 1st October, 2020. With a transversal approach, and liaising with all stakeholders involved, Oltion Carkaxhija will implement strong measures to structurally improve the Air France-KLM unit costs and discipline the external spendings.
"The Covid-19 crisis is forcing us to accelerate our projects and be flexible,” said Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM Group. "To help the Air France-KLM Group to overcome this unprecedented crisis, the French and Dutch governments have provided us with financial support amounting to €10.4 billion. With such help, we have a great responsibility to our employees, our shareholders and customers. The transformation within the Group, in full alignment with the airlines, is critical to strengthen our competitiveness. Oltion has strong experience in our industry and has already achieved major milestones for the Air France-KLM Group. I have full confidence in his ability to lead our transformation. Please join me in wishing him every success in his new role."
About Oltion Carkaxhija
Oltion Carkaxhija hold an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland (United States). After having spent 11 years at Air Canada in the finance and network planning departments, he joined the Air France KLM group in 2018 initially as VP Corporate planning working on industrial relations and after as SVP transformation of AFKLM group.