Air France-KLM has appointed Claude Sarre as the new GM for the Indian subcontinent from August 1.
Claude takes over from Jean-Noel Rault and will be responsible for the overall strategy, strengthening the presence of Air France-KLM in the Indian subcontinent including the codeshare partnership with IndiGo.
Claude joined Air France in 1996 and has experience in the commercial and operational domain of business. He has held key Air France positions such as Manager Direct Sales & Service Centre, General Manager Martinique & South Caribbean, Joint Air France – KLM outstations manager Europe & North Africa, and vice-president International Stations where he was responsible for more than 200 Air France – KLM stations worldwide.
Claude said: “For Air France-KLM, India has been a key focus market for its huge potential and resilience, which is important for our business to grow. I am looking forward to my journey in India to further strengthen the Air France-KLM footprint, brand, and customer experience.”
He specialised in Marketing from the Science Po University, Paris, and holds a master’s degree in Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University.