With effect as from 1st September 2014, Mr. Alain Lahellec is appointed General Manager AIR FRANCE KLM for Greece, based at Athens.
He is succeeding Mr. Yann Gilbert, who is now positioned at the Air France Headquarters in Paris.
Alain Lahellec was born in Mexico City, and brought up in a bicultural environment with a Mexican mother and a French father. He attended the French School in Mexico City (final degree in Economics) and a graduate from Mexican University with a degree in Engineering.
He has an experience of more than 30 years in the Commercial Aviation sector, starting in Public Relations at the Mexico City Airport, and then Mexicana Airlines.
When he joined Air France in 1985, he was initially in charge of Pricing policy. He was then promoted to Marketing Manager, responsible for the Commercial Budget and Strategy. Then he was assigned as Marketing Director in 1995, with new responsibilities for Advertising and Loyalty Programs.
In 1999 he was promoted as Commercial Director (Sales & Marketing) for Mexico and Central America.
In 2010 he was appointed as Commercial Director in Central Africa, based in Libreville Gabon in charge of 8 countries and 9 different points of sales, served by 45 weekly long haul flights.