Aireen Omar names AirAsia Berhad Malaysia new CEO

Photo: A new chapter for our new CEO, Aireen Omar! :-D

AirAsia Berhad Malaysia, on Monday (18th June 2012) appoints its new chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director for the Malaysian based office. She will assume the role effective 1st July reporting directly to AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes.

“I am delighted with the appointment of Aireen, who has consistently demonstrated her capabilities and commitment in propelling AirAsia to new heights. She has long been an invaluable part of the senior management team of AirAsia and possesses the vision and leadership qualities crucial for the company’s growth in its second decade,” Fernandes said in a press statement sent to “Of Travel and Food” media team on Tuesday.

Aireen, was Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations. She joined AirAsia in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance. Aireen was, among others, instrumental in securing the financing for AirAsia’s fleet expansion, a vital component of AirAsia’s success. Her role included handling the negotiations with Airbus for the record purchase of 200 Airbus A320neo aircraft that was announced at the Paris Airshow in 2011.


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