Gijs van Popta serves as Air France KLM General Manager for North Europe, covering the countries Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Baltic states, overseeing all commercial, sales and airport operations activities.
Since the beginning of 2020, van Popta is responsible for growing the Air France KLM market position in North Europe, to continue to develop the Customer Experience and strengthen the cooperation with partners in the region. Obviously much time has been spent dealing with the impact of the Covid19 crisis.
He brings more than 15 years of airline industry experience in a variety of executive management roles, in Pricing and Revenue Management, Marketing and Sales, while based in different locations such as Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Moscow, London, Singapore and now Stockholm. Van Popta joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 2004 as a Corporate Management Trainee.
He completed his Business Administration studies at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has also completed several Executive Management Programs at the London Business School and HEC Paris.