Benjamin Smith Appointed As Air France CEO

On September 27, 2018, the Air France Board of Directors accepted Franck Terner’s resignation from his position of Air France CEO. Following Air France-KLM Board of Directors favorable vote, Benjamin Smith was appointed as Air France CEO for a transitional period ending no later than December 31, 2018.

Anne-Marie Couderc, Chairman of the Air France-KLM and Air France Boards of Directors, stated: “I applaud the work carried out by Franck Terner, an accomplished air transport professional, over his 36 year-career with the Group. Benjamin Smith’s priority will be to define Air France’s short and medium-term strategic vision, find a solution to salary issues and set up a new company governance structure.

Benjamin Smith stated: “I wish to thank the Air France Board of Directors for its trust. I commend Franck Terner’s personal investment in the company. Air France, part of the Air France-KLM group, has everything it needs to become one of the world leaders in the sector again. I am well aware of company employees’ expectations, including salary issues. I wish to offer a new approach. Following my first work meetings with Air France teams and union representatives, I am fully confident in our ability to build together the future and the success of Air France.”


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