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Air France-Klm: Chief Strategy Officer Angus Clarke leaves

News arrives a week after the non-renewal of Pieter Elbers

The head of strategy of the Air France-KLM airline group, Angus Clarke, leaves his post in the Franco-Dutch company. The manager was the right-hand man of the group's CEO, Benjamin Smith. The news comes a week after the KLM board failed to renew CEO Pieter Elbers, who will leave at the end of his term in 2023.

Another important figure leaves. The Australian, strategist of the Franco-Dutch Group, is also the number two of the Air France airline. This is a major blow for Smith, who loses one of his closest collaborators whom he had convinced to move to Air France-KLM in August 2018.

According to rumors, the decision of the 47-year-old Australian manager has matured in a good atmosphere. Most of the major projects for which he was responsible, such as the tender won by Airbus in December for the purchase of 100 aircraft including A-320neo and A-321, have been completed or are nearing completion. Clarke will return to financial functions again in relation to the airline industry. Now his destination is in the Anglo-Saxon world.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency