Monday, June 18, 2012

Air Asia's New CEO

This is Aireen Omar who will head Air Asia's local operations.

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.”


Anonymous said...

Bravo Aireen Omar and Congratulationt to Air Asia for discarding the "Macho Culture" in your corporate ladder.

Prof Awe Kecik

Anonymous said...

now the obvious question......why can't mas find people like this.......but have to rely on old boy networks....

Anonymous said...

dah ada title sikit rambut mesti karat punya....kalo kena satu hal juga.

Anonymous said...

Wow, she's one heck of a charming lady. She could easily be mistaken for a beauty queen!


bruno said...

Nuraina,this is what we called a fiesty smart lady.

bruno said...

Nuraina,and maybe ask Najib to placed Aireen at the fourth floor and sent Nazri and the rest of the overated clowns to pasture.

Anonymous said...

This one truly Malaysian. Wow, she's a beauty and got brains.

Brain wise, definitely miles ahead compared to what we have been reading so far here.

Don't la jealous.

Ponzi said...

Haha typical stupid women managers. They are now left to hold the baby. Now shereen has to do tony dirty work. Goodluck.

Airasia is a ponzi scheme. Maybe she needs to smile more to get more loans for airasia.

Most people bankers would run a mile if they see tony..muahaha.

She thinks she is being promoted..