KLM, as expected, appointed Deputy CEO and COO Peter Hartman to take over from CEO Leo van Wijk, who will step down at the close of the company's AGM on July 5, 2007. Hartman will be acting CEO as of April 1. He was appointed to the KLM board of MDs in 1997, having joined the carrier in 1973 as a controller at Engineering & Maintenance. Van Wijk, 60, will continue to be involved in the management of Air France KLM as vice chairman, KLM said. Last month, van Wijk indicated he likely will ...

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