Left: Mr Wouter Vermeulen, outgoing General Manager East & Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghana Right: Mr Marius van der Ham, new General Manager
Change Of Guard: Introducing the new Air France – KLM General Manager, East & Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, based in Nairobi
Air France- KLM group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Marius van der Ham as the new General Manager for the region. He will be in charge of East & Southern Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, based in Nairobi, effective 1 July 2022. Mr. Marius van der Ham will succeed Mr. Wouter Vermeulen.
Mr Wouter Vermeulen led the region through an unprecedented period caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, to the earlier stages of recovery until now when the region is finally able to look ahead positively.
“With immense pleasure, I confidently hand over the helm to Mr Marius van der Ham who is succeeding me as the new General Manager for the region. With his knowledge of African markets from his past position as a Pricing Director, he will confidently bring valuable contributions to theregion. Africa holds a special place in my heart, but new challenges await me in Air France-KLM.
cannot find words to express my gratitude for everyone’s efforts and to sincerely thank the authorities and our partners for the support they gave us. Our long-term commitment to the region remains visible through the successful and steady increase of our footprint in this area.
I say Asante Sana as I move ahead with good memories“.
— Mr Wouter Vermeulen – Former General Manager, Air France – KLM group, East & Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghan
“I am honoured to take over the baton from Mr. Wouter Vermeulen and extrely excited for the new challenges that await me.
Vermeulen to contribute to the economic recovery of Kenya and of the region. I look forward to continue building on the strong foundation set by Mr. Wouter Vermeulen to contribute to the economic recovery of Kenya and of the region.
Alongside with the upward demand for leisure travel and the travel industry largely opening up again, I am confident that together with the support of the government authorities and of our industry partners, we will further continue to support Kenya and contribute to rebuilding the tourism sector that has been hit hard by the pandemic. It is an honour for me to move to Nairobi, to serve these flourishing markets, and to eventually get to experience the warmth and magic that Kenya and Africa have to offer.“
— Mr. Marius van der Ham – General Manager, Air France – KLM group, East & Southern Africa, Nigeria, Ghana