AirAsia X appoints Tunku Mahmood Fawzy as chairman

  • Replaces Rafidah Aziz who resigned from the board effective 1 July
  • Fawzy to focus on driving corporate growth strategies for AirAsia X

AirAsia X appoints Tunku Mahmood Fawzy as chairmanAirAsia X (AAX), the medium to long-haul affiliate airline of AirAsia Aviation Group, marks a new era with the appointment of Tunku Mahmood Fawzy (pic) as the new chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. 

In a statement, the company said Fawzy will succeed Rafidah Aziz, who held the chairman role since 2013 and recently announced her resignation from the board, effective 1 July 2022.

It added that Mahmood Fawzy initially joined AAX as an independent non-executive director on 27 June 2022. 

Following the redesignation, he will focus on driving corporate growth strategies and providing robust oversight of the board and senior leadership team, it said.

AAX co-founder and group acting chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said the company welcomes Mahmood Fawzy as the new chairman of the board. 

“Mahmood Fawzy brings a wealth of  expertise and extensive board experience including as a chair with a strong 30-year track record in numerous high profile international leadership roles spanning corporate investment, finance and more.

“With this appointment, we will be able to combine the strengths of an entrepreneur-led company with continued drive towards strong corporate governance,” Fernandes said.

Meanwhile, AAX chairman Mahmood Fawzy said: “I am honoured to serve at the helm of the AAX board working together with Kamarudin, Tony Fernandes, Benyamin Ismail, and the rest of the board members to champion a robust platform for future success.

“This is an exciting time for AAX and I look forward to being involved closely with the leadership team to boost AAX’s long-term vision and strategy to become the most popular and profitable medium to long haul carrier across Asia and beyond,” he said.


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