An industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Patrick joins SkyTeam from the Air France-KLM Group, where he spent the last 15 years working at executive levels across key roles covering strategic and operational leadership, most recently as Senior Vice President Alliances. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the strategic partnership activities of Air France-KLM, including commercial offerings in different markets through more than 80 Joint Ventures and codeshare agreements.
“We are delighted to welcome Patrick onboard as SkyTeam’s new CEO/Managing Director. He joins the alliance at an important point in time, and we have absolute confidence that his extensive experience will help us further build the alliance of the future through a continued focus on delivering a seamless travel experience,” said Walter Cho, SkyTeam Chairman.
Kristin Colvile, outgoing CEO and Managing Director of SkyTeam, whose successful 4-year term comes to an end, will be returning to Delta Air Lines. During her tenure, Kristin led a strategic transformation which saw SkyTeam develop industry-leading technology enabling 600M+ customers to seamlessly travel across SkyTeam airlines. She also steered SkyTeam through the pandemic including the introduction of SkyCare&Protect, a series of personal health safety measures aligned across the alliance. Most recently Kristin has leveraged the value of the alliance platform to focus on sustainability, launching the first SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge. Her term comes to an end as SkyTeam welcomes Virgin Atlantic as its first new member in 8 years.
“On behalf of my colleagues at SkyTeam, I thank Kristin for all her hard work and dedication over the last four years, during which she navigated the challenges of the pandemic to lead SkyTeam’s transformation into a more agile, digitally focused, value-oriented organization. We wish her well in her new endeavors at Delta Air Lines,” said Mr Cho.