Karel Bockstael is VP & Sustainability Lead at KLM since December 2019. From this corporate position his team oversees the sustainability strategy and -ambitions of KLM, in close connection with all divisions involved. His network is developed from a 30 year career at senior management positions in the full width of KLM Operations. He acquired a solid base in general management at the Maintenance Division and sharpened his skills in planning and negotiations within the Flight & Inflight Divisions. Until December last year, he has been a senior advisor in several areas of Business Development. With a background in Aerospace Engineering, he combines a natural interest in technical matters with a drive to continuously explore new solutions. He says to be determined to reach tangible results for the sustainable future of aviation.