Albert Plesman (1889-1953) was a Dutch
aviation pioneer and founder of KLM, the world's first airline company. He was
After the war he helped organizing the ELTA (First
Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam), held from 1 August till
All these activities led to the founding of KLM. Plesman became managing director and made it into a flourishing company. After the Second World War he was appointed president-director of KLM. After repairing the war damage, the company became a renowned air line under his direction.
In 1959 he was awarded the first ICAO Edward Warner Award posthumously for his great achievements in civil aviation.
Information on the Edward Warner Award from the ICAO website.