Pieter Elbers Biography, Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family

Pieter Elbers is a Dutch businessman. He is the former CEO and President of the flagship airline of the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He is an aviation enthusiast who has worked at KLM for more than 22 years. In May 2022, he was appointed as the new CEO of Indian airline IndiGo.

Pieter Elbers Biography, Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family

Pieter Elbers Wiki/ Pieter Elbers Biography

Pieter Elbers was born on Monday, May 11, 1970 (age 52 years; from 2022) in Schiedam, South Holland. There he attended De Singel – Primo Schiedam School for his early education. In 1987 he went to Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Venlo to continue his bachelor’s degree in logistics management and passed in 1991. He then went on to do his master’s degree in business administration at the Open University of the Netherlands. In 2006, he also attended Columbia Business School in Columbia, South America, for executive education.


Hair color: hazel

eye color: Black

Family & Ethnicity

Pieter Elbers comes from a Christian family.

Pieter Elbers wife & children

Pieter Elbers is married to Marjolein Elbers, the couple has three children.

Pieter Elbers with his wife Marjolein Elbers

Pieter Elbers with his wife Marjolein Elbers


In 1992 he started his career at KLM 1992 as Schiphol Handling Executive and held this position for three years. After working in various managerial positions, he was promoted to General Manager Mediterranean at KLM in 2000. In 2002 he became General Manager of the Japan & Korea region and held this position for three years. In 2005, he became Senior Vice President of Network & Alliances, overseeing the design and development of KLM’s 140-route international network. During this time his roles and responsibilities also included expanding joint ventures and partnerships with existing partners as well as forming new partnerships. In January 2011, he became Chief Operating Officer of KLM, after which he was promoted to President and CEO, from where he led the company Amstelveen (LinkedIn)

Pieter Elbers in an interview for KLM Airlines

Pieter Elbers in an interview for KLM Airlines

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In April 2019, at the time his first term expired, there were rumors that he would be stepping down from his position and around 71% of KLM’s workforce (around 25,000 employees) signed a petition for his position to continue. This petition was accompanied by a letter in which an employee wrote:

Should Pieter Elbers be forced to resign, there would be a real risk of unrest among employees and unclear and possibly unstable corporate governance.’

In May 2022, after working at KLM for 22 years and 5 months, he resigned from his position and was appointed CEO of IndiGo. IndiGo announced this news saying:

The Company’s Board of Directors, at its meeting today, May 18, 2022, approved the appointment of Mr. Pieter Elbers as Chief Executive Officer and full-time director of the Company, subject to the necessary regulatory and shareholder requirements. permits.’

Pieter Elbers Net Worth

Pieter Elbers has an estimated net worth of $5 million. (approx.)


  • Elbers was appointed CEO of IndiGo days after Air India’s new CEO Campbell Wilson was named, and viewers speculated that Elbers would have been a better choice for Air India.

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