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KLM announces executive appointments

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is announcing several appointments within its Passenger Business organization, effective January 1, 2006.
Simone Wickenhagen, currently vice president - Marketing & Brand, has been appointed General Manager - KLM Northern Europe, stationed in Stockholm. Ms. Wickenhagen joined KLM in 1966 and has held commercial posts in South Africa, Argentina, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and elsewhere.

Ms. Wickenhagen will succeed Harm Kreulen, who is appointed vice president & area manager - Asia- acific, stationed in Amstelveen. Mr. Kreulen joined KLM in 1985 and has held various commercial posts. He was Sales & Marketing manager in the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, and Argentina, before assuming his current post in the Nordic region.

Edwin Verver, who is currently director - Marketing at KLM The Netherlands, will succeed Ms. Wickenhagen as vice president - Marketing & Brand.

Roderik Rodermond, currently in charge of Strategy & Database Marketing, is appointed director - Marketing at KLM The Netherlands.

Effective November 1, 2005, Vikram Singh, former director - Business-to-Business Marketing, was appointed director - Customer Relationship Marketing. He succeeded Cristina Zanchi, who has left the airline.