Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta to Retire, Pieter Elbers Named Successor
NEW DELHI, (IANS)- The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation, which operates the airline IndiGo, on May 18 appointed Pieter Elbers as Chief Executive Officer.
Elbers will join IndiGo on or before October 1, succeeding Ronojoy Dutta, who has decided to retire on September 30, after guiding IndiGo through the turbulent Covid period.
Since 2014, Elbers has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Air France – KLM Group.
On his appointment, Elbers said: “What IndiGo’s employees and leadership have jointly built, since its start 16 years ago, is, by any standard, truly impressive. I am very honored and look forward to build upon this, working together with the entire indigo team. I am delighted to become a part of the next stage of IndiGo’s incredible journey, further fulfilling the vision of what the airline can do and will be for its customers and for India.”
Announcing his retirement, Dutta said: “I leave knowing that IndiGo is in the good custody of Mr. Elbers and that the future for IndiGo employees is secure and bright. I would like to thank all the employees at IndiGo for the kindness and affection they have shown me over the past four years. As I move forward to the next chapter of my life, I will look back with nostalgia, fondness, and a tinge of separation regret.”
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world.–