Leadership Team


Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun

Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer
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Responsibilities:

  • Spearheads AirAsia X Group’s overall business growth and strategies in line with the vision and mission of AirAsia X as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Drives operational excellence and strong governance to deliver long-term value for shareholders, customers, employees and all other stakeholders
  • Entrusted to execute AirAsia X’s turnaround plan

Experience:

  • Portfolio Manager in Arab- Malaysian Merchant Bank, 1988-1993
  • Executive Director of Innosabah Capital Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Innosabah Securities Sdn Bhd, 1994
  • Acquired the shares of the joint venture partner of Innosabah Capital Management Sdn Bhd, which was later renamed Intrinsic Capital Management Sdn Bhd
  • Co-founded AirAsia X and appointed Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 6 June 2006
  • Chairman of the Board, 3 February 2010 till 3 March 2011
  • Re-designated as Non- Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer on 30 January 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Diploma in Actuarial Science, from University Technology MARA (UiTM)
  • BSc with Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) majoring in Finance, from Central Michigan University, US, in 1986
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), from Central Michigan University, in US, 1987

Directorship of Public Listed Companies:

  • AirAsia Berhad
  • Tune Protect Group Berhad

Membership of Board Committees in AirAsia X:

  • Employees’ Share Option Scheme Committee (Chairman)
  • Safety Review Board (Member)

Awards/Recognition:

  • Best Actuarial Student by the Life Insurance Institute of Malaysia, in 1983

Declaration:

  • He is a substantial shareholder of AirAsia X Berhad
  • He is the Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad and founder of Tune Group Sdn Bhd, which are substantial shareholders of AirAsia X Berhad
  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Benyamin Ismail

Chief Executive Officer
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Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and vision towards increasing shareholder value and growth of AirAsia X while delivering our Corporate Responsibility commitment
  • Manages of the Group’s business and affairs, ensuring operational excellence and strong governance
  • Executes the turnaround plan of AirAsia X
  • Develops and spearheads high-level business and growth strategies in line with AirAsia X’s vision and mission, as approved by the Board

Experience:

  • Handled Debt Capital Markets portfolio at Affin Investment Bank, 2003
  • Joined Maybank Investment Bank to manage Debt Capital Markets, 2004
  • Joined CIMB Investment Bank focusing on Debt Capital Markets, 2007
  • Joined AirAsia Berhad as Head of Investor Relations, March 2010
  • Promoted to Group Head of Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Implementation, 2014
  • Appointed AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 1 September 2015 after assuming the role of Acting CEO on 30 January 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance), from Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Master of Electric Commerce, from Edith Cowan University, Australia

Membership of Board Committees in AirAsia X:

  • Employees’ Share Option Scheme Committee (Member)
  • Safety Review Board (Member)

Awards/Recognition:

  • Four-time winner of Best Investor Relations Officer by Corporate Governance Asia (2011-2014)
  • Two-time winner of Best IR Professional award by Bursa Malaysia’s Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA) ( 2011 & 2012)

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Cheok Huei Shian

Chief Financial Officer
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Responsibilities:

  • Manages our financial, business risk and assurance, capital funding and treasury functions
  • Develops and implements initiatives and strategies to improve the company’s financial performance

Experience:

  • Joined Ernst & Young as an auditor, 2000
  • Joined AirAsia as a financial analyst, 2004
  • Promoted to Management Reporting Manager, in 2004
  • Promoted to Financial Controller of AirAsia, 2008
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PT Indonesia AirAsia, 2011-2014
  • CFO of Philippines AirAsia, 2014- – 2015
  • CFO of AirAsia X, as of 26 February 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

Awards/Recognition:

  • 10 Years Long-Service Award with AirAsia Group

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Moses Devanayagam

Senior Director
Moses Devanayagam

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the coordination of operational functions with AirAsia Group, airport authorities and government agencies including the Malaysian Aviation Commission
  • Advises and mentors the Operations team
  • Instrumental in setting up the Operations function, which includes Flight Operations, Engineering, Group Operations, In-Flight Operations, Safety and Security

Experience:

  • Served Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, from 1971-1972
  • Served Malaysia Airline System Berhad, holding various key positions including General Manager-Operations, Head of Contracts Management and Warranty and Contracts Manager, from 1972-2007
  • Joined AirAsia X as Director of Operations, July 2007
  • Appointed as Senior Director, 2013

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Institute United Kingdom (by award) since 1975
  • Cadet/apprentice technical services in-house training with Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, in 1972
  • Type-rating licenses from Qantas and Air New Zealand, in 1971

Awards/Recognition:

  • 40-years Long-Service Award from Malaysia Airlines in 2007

Responsibilities:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Captain Suresh Bangah

Flight Operations Director
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Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, supervises and monitors the functions and performance of management personnel, pilots, cabin crew and all departments within Flight Operations
  • Manages the safety and security of all flights
  • Liaison person with local and international regulators, ensuring operations are in line with the Air Operator Certificate
  • Represents the company's interest in national and international bodies and institutions as far as flight operations are concerned

Experience:

  • Started as a pilot with AirAsia, 2003
  • Internal auditor of Flight Operations at AirAsia, 2005
  • Cadet Pilot Coordinator to managing the Cadet Pilot Training Programme, December 2009
  • Flight Deck Recruitment Manager responsible for hiring and promoting pilots internally
  • Joined AirAsia X as Chief Pilot, Operations, October 2010
  • Promoted to Flight Operations Director, October 2013

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Air Transport Pilot License, 1999
  • A320 Type Rating License, 2007
  • A340 Type Rating License, 2009
  • A330 Type Rating License, 2011

Awards/Recognition:

  • 10 Years Long- Service Award, AirAsia

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Fairuz Majid

Group Head Of Communications
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Responsibilities:

  • Aligns messaging and coordinates communications across the Group to ensure AirAsia X Group and AirAsia Group continue to be seen as one brand

Experience:

  • He brings over a decade of experience in the fields of marketing and communication
  • Underwent an internship under the Pemuda Internship Programme (PINTAR) in the Naza Group of Companies, where he was subsequently offered a permanent job , 2005-2007
  • Joined AirAsia Berhad in 2007 and later moved to AirAsia X as part of the pioneering team, focused on setting up the Commercial department
  • Became Sponsorship and Events Manager in 2010, then Regional Marketing Manager in 2012, and Head of Marketing in 2013
  • Promoted to Head of Marketing and Communications overseeing AirAsia X’s marketing strategies and communication, public relations, events and sponsorship activities, 2014
  • Appointed as Head of Communications of AirAsia X, 2015
  • Promoted as Group Head of Communications for AirAsia X Group, February 2017

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Marketing, from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Member of the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC)

Awards/Recognition:

  • Asia’s Best Marketer by CMO Asia, in 2016

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Sharmizan Abdul Ghani

Head of Engineering
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Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Engineering Department including Maintenance Planning, Warranty & Reliability, Technical Services, Technical Procurement, Projects, Communications and IT for Engineering

Experience:

  • Started his career with Malaysia Airlines as a Trainee Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, 1995
  • Became a Licensed Aircraft Engineer with a Boeing 737-400 rating in mid-1999, and later obtained a Boeing 777-200 rating
  • Joined AirAsia as an Avionics Licensed Aircraft Engineer, 2001; promoted to Shift Duty Engineer and Maintenance Operations Controller, 2003
  • Joined Jet Premier One Sdn Bhd as an Avionics Duty Engineer, 2007; promoted to Technical Services Manager, 2009
  • Joined AirAsia X as Head of Engineering, 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (Civil Aviation Authority UK)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (Dept of Civil Aviation Malaysia)

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Yeoh Sai Yew

Head of People
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Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall leadership in ensuring strategic and effective human capital management across the Group
  • Manages the rewards structure for the whole AirAsia Group

Experience:

  • 18 years in various disciplines in Human Resources (HR) in diverse industries, from telecommunications to IT, banking, hospitality, aviation and retail:
  • Started his career as an HR Executive with Super Komtar, 1999
  • Worked with several companies such as DiGi, CSA, Scope International & Genting Resorts Berhad
  • Joined AirAsia Group as Head of Rewards, 2010
  • Appointed Head of People of AirAsia X, January 2016

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Science from Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia

Awards/Recognition:

  • Featured in various HR magazines
  • Invited speaker at several regional HR conferences
  • Judge for several HR awards programmes

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Captain Leslie Wu

Safety Director
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Responsibilities:

  • Implements and maintains our Safety Management System
  • Manages the Operational Quality Assurance across AirAsia Group
  • Manages the Document Control Management System across AirAsia Group

Experience:

  • Started serving commercial airlines in 1992, becoming a commercial jet captain five years later
  • Deputy Chief Pilot Training of AirAsia, end 2004
  • Flew for Qatar for several years, based in the Middle East
  • Joined AirAsia X as Chief Pilot Flight Safety, mid-2009
  • Appointed as Safety Director, 2012

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Commercial pilot license from the US and Malaysia
  • Diploma in Safety Management for Airlines, from IATA
  • Diploma in Airline Quality System, from IATA

Awards/Recognition:

  • King Scout Award, 1989

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Jurvena Lee Nian-cheh

Head Of Marketing

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the team in stimulating travel demand for AirAsia X and working closely with partners and tourism bodies to achieve similar goals

Experience:

  • Started career as Promotions Assistant with Tesco Malaysia in 2004 where she spent seven years handling multiple roles including Advertising Executive, Local & Stores Marketing Executive, with her last post being Local & Stores Manager
  • Joined AirAsia Berhad in 2011 as a Marketing Manager and quickly moved on to assume the position of Regional Marketing Manager a year later
  • Joined AirAsia X as Chief Pilot Flight Safety, mid-2009
  • Assumed currently role as Head of Marketing of AirAsia X in 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Business, from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Raymond Cheong

Head of Sales
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Responsibilities:

  • Leads the sales and distribution team in growing from various distribution channels
  • Plays a key role in launching new routes including Hawaii, Mauritius, Adelaide, Chongqing, Xi’an, Busan and Tehran
  • Set up new sales team and distribution channels in Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Mauritius
  • Played an instrumental role in the distribution set-up and market entry campaigns of Thai AAX in Japan and Korea, and Indonesia AAX in Australia
  • Part of the AirAsia Group Regional Sales Team overseeing the Australia, Japan and Korea offline channel sales for all carriers within the AirAsia Group
  • Leads the team in stimulating travel demand for AirAsia X and working closely with partners and tourism bodies to achieve similar goals

Experience:

  • He brings more than 10 years of management experience in global sales, international business development, regional distribution set-up and expansion and key account management in the aviation, telecommunications and fast moving consumer goods industries
    • Joined Yee Lee Marketing (P&G Strategic Distributor) as a Key Account Executive in 2004, responsible for formulating and executing tactical sales strategies, customer marketing strategies, delivering in-store fundamentals and trade merchandising
    • Moved to Motorola Malaysia as Regional Channel Manager in 2007, responsible for channels distribution management of mobile devices in the Northern & East Coast regions of Malaysia
    • Joined AirAsia as Sales Manager in 2010, responsible for growing corporate sales; and became the Regional Sales Manager in 2011, administering indirect channel sales for Indochina
    • Appointed as Head of Sales of AirAsia X in 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • BA (Hons) in Business Administration, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Daphne Tan Zui Xiang

Head of Legal
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Responsibilities:

  • Overlooks all legal matters of the airline
  • Designated legal point of contact responsible for advising the airline on legal risks exposure and liabilities
  • Handles litigation matters
  • Assists with the administration of Company Secretarial matters

Experience:

  • Started her career with Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Malaysia as an associate, 2010
  • Seconded to Messrs SokSiphana&associates, Cambodia as a Foreign Legal Counsel, 2015
  • Appointed Head of Legal of AirAsia X, 2016

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Master of Laws, Northumbria University, UK
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, UK

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Yogesh Upadhyay

Head of Corporate Finance, Charter and Leasing
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Responsibilities:

  • Maximises airline revenue by deploying excess fleet on wet lease operations
  • Manages negotiations for all charter and wet lease contracts
  • Negotiates with banks, head lessors and airliners on any corporate exercise and aircraft related matters.














Experience:

  • He brings 15 years of management experience in the aviation industry, focused mainly on the charter and leasing of aircraft.
    • Head of Operations at Eurostar Communications Llc in Dubai, 2001-2007
    • Head of Charters and Leasing, Air Charter International Arabia Ltd, Dubai, 2007-2014
    • Joined AirAsia X as Head of Charter and Leasing, 2014
    • Took an additional role as Head of Ancillary until early 2015
    • Appointed as Head of Corporate Finance, Charter and Leasing of AirAsia X, 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Diploma in Hotel Management, Rizvi College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mumbai, India

Awards/Recognition:

  • Instrumental in AirAsia X’s recognition as a Top 10 Global Airline for Ancillary Revenue per Passenger by IdeaWorksCompany in 2015

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Muhammad Alif Soon

Head of Ground Operations
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Responsibilities:

  • Leads our team of Guest Service Assistants in improving our customer experience
  • Ensures full compliance on all regulatory requirements by the department

Experience:

  • Joined AirAsia in 2004 as a Guest Service Assistant
  • Moved to Airasia X Berhad in 2010 as Duty Executive
  • Promoted as Airport Manager in 2013
  • Appointed as Head of Ground Operations in April 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia

Awards/Recognition:

  • Recipient of the 10 Years Long-Service Award with AirAsia Group

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Aspa Linda Ahmad

Head of Cabin Crew
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Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages manpower planning for the entire AAX Cabin Crew Department
  • Ensures high standards of operations management and safety compliance
  • Ensures cabin crew deliver world-class customer service














Experience:

  • More than 19 years of experience in the aviation industry:
    • Started her career with AirAsia as a Cabin Crew (2002) and was promoted to Senior Cabin Crew (2003), Purser (2005) and a Cabin Crew Executive (2009)
    • Moved to AirAsia X and served as an Assistant Cabin Crew Manager, 2010
    • Further enhanced her skills set by joining the Cabin Safety Department as a Safety Examiner, and was promoted to Cabin Safety Manager in 2012
    • Appointed as Head Cabin Crew of AirAsia X, leading more than 1,000 cabin crew, 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia/O-Level

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Amos Aw Shing Chien

Head of Revenue Management
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Responsibilities:

  • Maximises revenue and profitability by developing/implementing revenue management strategies in Pricing, Inventory & Distribution
  • Leads in managing fares across all markets, and developing pricing and revenue strategies on all routes and markets
  • Applies demand forecasts across the network, and implements strategies to correct shortfalls as well as develop business opportunities for AAX
  • Develops comprehensive revenue structures to incorporate cross networking between the short-haul and long-haul segments




Experience:

  • Amos has 13 years of management experience in the aviation industry
    • Started his career with Malaysia Airlines Berhad as a Revenue Analyst, 2003
    • Moved to Virgin Australia as Senior Revenue Analyst, 2005
    • Served AirAsia as Senior Revenue Analyst, 2007
    • Appointed as Head of Revenue Management of AirAsia X, 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Deakin University, Australia

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Pavenraj Singh

Head of Ancillary
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Responsibilities:

  • Drives product innovation, enhancement and strategic decisions to increase take-up rates, while ensuring continuous ancillary Revenue growth
  • Works towards raising product awareness across the AirAsia X network to ensure ancillary growth

Experience:

  • Started his career with Ernst & Young as an associate auditor in Business Advisory focusing on Technology & Security Risk Services, 2009
  • Moved to AirAsia X as an executive in 2010 & promoted to Ancillary Assistant Manager in 2014
  • Appointed as Head of Ancillary of AirAsia X, 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Jaisharan Kaur Gill

Head of In-Flight Operations
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Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day-to-day in-flight operations including catering, cleaning and laundry services
  • Develops the in-flight menu
  • Negotiates contracts as well as procurement and vendor management

Experience:

  • Supply Chain Manager at AirAsia X, 2013-2015
  • Procurement Specialist as part of a Contracts and Procurement Team, ActewAGL Pty Ltd, 2011-2012
  • Temporary Contract in the Procurement Department, Coles Group Ltd, 2011
  • Temporary Contract in the Logistics Department, SMART Modular Technologies Malaysia, 2009-2010
  • Test Engineer in Flash Memory Products, SMART Modular Technologies Malaysia, 2006-2008

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Degree in Electronics Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
  • Master of Supply Chain Management, RMIT University, Australia

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Venggatarao Niadu

Head of Network and Regulatory
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Responsibilities:

  • Assesses new markets based on strategic fit, financial potential, growth opportunity, risks and possible entry points
  • Develops network expansion plans for company’s long and short-term objectives
  • Develops schedules to utilise crew manpower and aircraft efficiently and effectively, considering commercial requirements and network connectivity
  • Builds and maintains relationships with local and foreign regulators as well as airports, while monitoring and negotiating bilateral agreements in relevant markets
  • Manages and negotiates arrival and departure slots at local and foreign destinations

Experience:

  • Venggatarao has more than 10 years of management experience in the aviation industry, in cross-functional roles across network and fleet planning
    • Started his career with SINGER Sdn Bhd as an internal auditor, 1996
    • Joined AirAsia Berhad as a Scheduling Executive, 2005
    • Moved to AirAsia X in 2006 as a Scheduling and Network Executive
    • Promoted to Manager of Network and Scheduling in 2010, while also overseeing the charter and leasing business
    • Appointed Head of Network Management in 2013 and subsequently Head of Network and Regulatory in 2015

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Diploma in Business Administration from Seremban’s Negeri College

Awards/Recognition:

  • Best Network Performance Award (Airline Category) by World Routes Award
  • 10 Years Long-Service Award

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Wong Ooi Ling

Head of Corporate Quality and Assurance
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Responsibilities:

  • Ensures core business processes necessary for meeting business objectives are established, implemented and documented
  • Provides support to business units in process development and continual improvement

Experience:

  • Audit and Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1995-2000
  • Manager in Corporate Planning, EON Bank Berhad, 2000-2003
  • Vice President of Group Management Services and PMO, EON Bank Berhad, 2003-2007
  • Senior Manager in Planning, Broadcast and Operation Division, Measat Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (Astro), 2007-2013
  • Senior Manager in GST PMO, DRB-HICOM Group, 2014-2016

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Monash University, Australia
  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 201 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Eddie Tan

Line Operations Manager
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Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and manages all overseas stations including the setup of new stations
  • Manages ground handling related contracts
  • Ensures accurate and timely execution of all processes and procedures to maintain the highest level of quality












Experience:

  • Eddie has more than 25 years of management experience handling operations in the aviation industry
    • Started his career with Singapore Airlines Limited as a Passenger Services Agent, 1992
    • Moved to All Nippon Airways Co, Limited as Traffic and Flight Operations Officer, 1995
    • Joined AirAsia as a Station Manager, Kuching, 2005
    • Transferred to Kuala Lumpur Hub (LCCT) as a Station Manager, 2006
    • Served AirAsia X as Station Manager, Kuala Lumpur, 2010
    • Appointed as Line Operations Manager, 2014

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Tertiary studies – Beaufort College, Western Australia

Awards/Recognition:

  • 10 Years Long-Service Award with AirAsia Group

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Azahar Othman

Ramp Manager
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Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that ramp services, loading and unloading of aircraft, transport services, weight and balance, ground equipment and mishandled load, are carried out according to company procedures and established standards
  • Represents the department at meetings with airport authorities and other in-house departments in matters involving ramp handling presents the department at meetings with airport authorities and other in-house departments in matters involving ramp handling







Experience:

  • Azahar has 39 years of experience in the aviation industry
    • Joined Malaysia Airlines as a traffic clerk, 1978
    • Promoted to Customer Service Officer of Malaysia Airlines, 1988
    • Moved to KL Airport Services (KLAS) as Flight Operation Officer, 1999
    • Promoted to Passenger Handling Supervisor, 2001
    • Assigned as Aircraft Handling Supervisor, later in 2001
    • Duty Manager Flight Operation, 2001-2009
    • Promoted to Head of Aircraft Handling and Flight Operation, 2009
    • Joined AirAsia X as Ramp Duty Manager, February 2013

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Malaysia Certificate of Education

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any

Hanif Idrose Mohamed

Investor Relations Manager
Hanif Idrose Mohamed

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the communication of information and insight between the company and the investment community to ensure full appreciation of the company’s business activities, strategy and prospects and allows the market to make an informed judgment
  • Coordinates shareholder meetings, conferences and investor roadshows, releasing financial data, leading financial analyst briefings, publishing reports as well as leading the production of the company’s Annual Report and Annual General Meeting

Experience:

  • Started career at Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) as Assistant Manager of Investor Relations in November 2011
  • Subsequently promoted to Manager of Investor Relations of TM in April 2015
  • Joined AirAsia Berhad as Investor Relations Manager in January 2016
  • Joined AirAsia X Berhad to spearhead Investor Relations department in July 2016

Qualifications and Professional Membership:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Banking & Finance), Monash University, Australia
  • Master of Applied Finance, Monash University, Australia
  • Member of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA)
  • Member of the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC)

Awards/Recognition:

  • TM Group CEO Merit Award 2013

Declaration:

  • No family relationship with any other Director and/or major shareholder of AirAsia X
  • No conflict of interest with AirAsia X
  • No conviction for any public sanction during the financial year ended 31 December, 2016 or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies and offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences, if any