Air France-KLM appoints Mathias as new regional commercial director for the Middle East

Published: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Air France-KLM has appointed Sylvain Mathias as the new regional commercial director Middle East, based at the company’s regional headquarters in Dubai Airport Free Zone.

Mathias has taken over this role from Wilson Tauro who moved with the company to South Africa as the new Country Manager.

In his new role, Mathias is responsible for the regional team covering pricing, marketing and business intelligence for the Middle East including the company’s seven online markets – Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He reports directly to the Air France-KLM General Manager Middle East.

Mathias has held several senior roles with Air France-KLM in business development, sales, and corporate strategy, including regional commercial/sales director roles in Greater China, North America and Near East. He joins the Middle East team from his previous role as Regional Commercial Director Near East based in Beirut, Lebanon. Sylvain Mathias is a graduate of the Ecole de Management de Lyon, France, and holds a Master’s degree in business administration.