Michel van Hout has taken the VP ICT position within Transavia mid 2014. Before that, he had the IM position for airport, cockpit & cabin crew and operations control at KLM Royal Dutch airlines. That’s also where his business career started in the early nineties after completion of his studies in business econometrics. Within KLM he had several business positions both in commercial as well as operations.
A common denominator in his results was that he elicited business change. Over years these changes became more and more dependent on ICT. That’s where his strength is: creating business value. That’s what drives him.
He likes to work in a professional environment where clear goals have to be achieved. He is perceived as analytic, structured, cost conscious and results driven. He easily translates strategy into results and makes a change happen.
Within Transavia he took the helm to accelerate the agile way of working for all passenger and employee driven innovation. In the meantime the stability of the running ICT has improved and a plan has been kicked-off to source smartly.