Monday, June 18, 2012
Air Asia's New CEO
She takes over from Tony Fernandes who is now CEO for the AirAsia group, and who will be moving to Jakarta to oversee its regional expansion plans.
Prior to the appointment, Aireen was AirAsia’s regional head of corporate finance and treasury.
She assumes her new post on July 1, reporting directly to Fernandes.
AirAsia co-founder Kamarudin Meranun, in a glowing appraisal of Aireen said: “During the credit crisis, Aireen kept AirAsia ahead of the curve.”
Reuters quoted Kamaruddin: “While other companies fell into trouble securing any financing at all, Aireen was able to lock up financing at very competitive rates for two years for the purchase of aircraft for Airasia.”