Since first joining Transavia in 1991, Petra De Ruiter has acquired extensive professional expertise in both commercial and operational section of the airline industry after working multiple managerial positions over the years. 

In September 2016, Petra has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer of Transavia. From this position, De Ruiter aspires to lead and transform Transavia Operations to an organization of continuous improvement while ensuring full compliance with requirements concerning airworthiness, quality & safety standards.

Currently leading divisions of 1500+ employees, Petra is passionate about creating diverse, strong teams to be able to deal with complexity of the tasks ahead and working towards integral future goals.

Academic background in Organization Science from University of Amsterdam.