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Anne Rigail, new CEO of Air France

She will assume her role next Monday

Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM, and the approval of the both Board of Directors, the Air France BoD has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of the French airline, following their meeting on December 12, 2018.

Previously EVP Customer at the French carrier, Anne Rigail will assume her new role as CEO Air France on December 17, 2018, and will replace Benjamin Smith, who was appointed acting CEO of the French airline through the end of 2018.

Born on March 8, 1969, she is a graduate of the Mines Paris Tech university. She joined Air Inter in 1991. In 1996, she was appointed head  of Air France Customer Services at Paris-Orly. In 1999, she was became Director of Passenger and Baggage Connections at the Paris-"Charles de Gaulle" hub, and subsequently head of Customer and Baggage Products for Ground Operations. In 2005, she was appointed head of the Paris-"CdG" Hub Operations Control Centre. She became VP Ground Operations at Paris-"Charles de Gaulle" in 2009. In 2013 she became EVP In-flight Services, in charge of Cabin Crew and in 2017 was appointed EVP Customer.

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