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Leader bio: Corneel Koster, S.V.P. - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India

Corneel Koster, Delta Air Lines S.V.P.

Corneel Koster serves as Senior Vice President - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India for Delta Air Lines. Based in the U.K., Corneel oversees sales in the region while also coordinating the operational aspects and the service delivery to Delta’s customers, all in close partnership with Delta’s partner airlines including Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Jet Airways. 

Corneel has a wealth of international leadership experience in the airline industry in senior operational as well as commercial roles held at Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, KLM and KLM Cargo. Before joining Delta, Corneel was Chief Operating Officer for Aeromexico, overseeing the operations, maintenance and performance of Mexico’s leading airline group that runs over 650 services a day as well as the company’s cargo and ground-handling subsidiaries. He previously served as Virgin Atlantic’s Director of Operations, Safety and Security, leading all operational workforces in the air and on the ground, while also overseeing Corporate Safety and Security. Prior to that Corneel held several commercial leadership roles in the passenger, ground handling and cargo businesses of Air France KLM, and before that KLM.

Corneel currently serves on the board of Virgin Atlantic.

Corneel is a Dutch national and has worked extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. He holds an MSc (DRS) in Business Administration from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. 

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