Project Description

Jan Meurer


A passionate transportation and logistics cosmopolitan.

Gained experience in managing most elements of the supply chain.

From basic operations via complex distribution concepts to global customer services.

Changing organisations was a continuous part within my responsibilities.

Although distribution logistics seem a very technical profession, working with motivated and skilled people is crucial for the success and has been the most fun part of my career.

To end one’s career managing KLM’s Inflight Services was the cherry on the cake.

Managing Cabin Crew, Catering and Tax Free on board sales entail a.o. complex logistic challenges.

And also here again customer and staff satisfaction as the ultimate goal.

Air cargo focus quality carrier
Result oriented
Change manager
People manager
Decision maker
Creative thinker

Dutch (native)
English, German (fluent)

Jan Meurer
To experts overview

Present Activities (after retirement in 2006)

Meurer Aviation Consultancy
Founder | CEO
Inter Aviation Services (IAS), an Air Cargo company – Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
Advisor to the Managing Director Inter Aviation Services B.V.
CLIVE Data Services, an Air Cargo IT solutions Company, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Advisor to the Managing Director of ”CLIVE”
CHAMP Cargo systems, Luxemburg
Chairman of Advisory Board

Employment History

2001 – 2006
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Executive Vice President, Inflight Services
1999 – 2001
Cygnific B.V.
Managing Director
1996 – 1999
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – North America
Senior Vice President, Passenger Division New York
1995 – 1996
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 
Vice President, Customer Service Schiphol
1992 – 1995
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – New York
Vice President, Cargo The Americas
1990 – 1992
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Cargo Marketing Manager
1989 – 1990
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Cargo Manager Europe
1988 – 1989
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Cargo Product Development Manager
1985 – 1988
Pandair BV
Managing Director
1979 – 1985
Martinair NV
Cargo Sales Manager
1970 – 1979
Royal Interocean Lines / Nedlloyd NV
Various positions:
1970 – 1975 South Africa: Durban Johannesburg
1975 – 1976 Nigeria – Lagos
1977 – 1978 Hong Kong
1979 Rotterdam

Additional positions

2006 – 2017
Hotel Management School Maastricht
Chairman of IHAB (Internation Hospitality Advisory Board)
2008 – 2015
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Chairman Business Committee
2006 – 2008
KNHB (Royal Dutch Field Hockey Association)
Secretary General


1964 – 1967
Gooise HBS