Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tony Fernandes will over see the Air Asia Group

By Business Times (Koi Kye Lee)

AirAsia Malaysia's new chief executive officer (CEO) will take the airline into another league, said AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

"I am very excited by the announcement and it shows the progressive nature of AirAsia and I think when this person is announced, you can see their career and how far they have come," he told reporters yesterday after witnessing the signing of a Facilitation Fund Grant agreement between Epsom College and the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) in the Prime Minister's Department.

"Actually, I am dying to announce the name but I have got to keep quiet, so come Monday, I will tell you and I think it is going to be a good day for corporate Malaysia in many ways," Fernandes said.
AirAsia is currently in the process of restructuring its management to accommodate the shift in emphasis on its future growth plans.

It was recently reported that Fernandes will be announcing the key personnel to run the regional structure as well as new AirAsia Malaysia CEO on Monday (June 18).

Business Times reported last week, quoting Fernandes, that the new CEO will be managing the operations in Malaysia, while he will be overseeing all AirAsia operations in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.