Mohamad Hafidz succeeds CEO Amanda Woo as Acting CEO of airasia Super App
By Digital News Asia March 14, 2023
- He brings 30 years of experience in the payments industry
- Tasked to transform Airasia Super App into an Asia-wide travel app
Mohamad Hafidz Mohd Fadzil (pic), the chief fintech officer for Airasia Super App, has been appointed as its acting CEO effective 1 April, succeeding Amanda Woo.
This follows the recent leadership transition announcement at AirAsia Digital, which include the subsidiaries, AirAsia Super App and BigPay.
Meanwhile, Colin Currie takes on dual roles as AirAsia Digital’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Commercial of Capital A and will lead the collaboration between AirAsia Super App and BigPay.
“We would like to thank Amanda for her dedication and contributions to bringing the AirAsia Super App to where it is today. Since 2012, she has contributed significantly to business growth across Asean and in the past two years, expanded the super app across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines growing the monthly active users to 12 million by end of 2022 and elevating the online travel agent (OTA) status of Airasia Super App,” said Currie.
As acting CEO Hafidz, who joined AirAsia in June 2019, is tasked to transform AirAsia Super App from a predominantly AirAsia-based app to an Asia-wide travel app competing with the likes of Traveloka and Grab.
“My immediate priority will be to continue the vision for AirAsia Super App and fintech through closer collaboration with Capital A's other lines of business, including BigPay. I also look forward to growing and developing the Airasia Super App as a one-stop shop for travel, driving conversion for hotels and flights, including non-AirAsia flights,” said Hafidz who will continue to drive the platform’s fintech vision upon commencement of his role as Acting CEO.
With nearly 30 years in the payments industry, Hafidz has assisted in shaping regulatory policies in several regional markets and has been an advocate for payments innovation and security in the Asia Pacific Region.
Starting his career with Citi, he held appointments in payment solutions, operations, and card businesses. He moved on to VISA as their Asia Pacific Head of e-commerce and later joined MasterCard to lead their Asia Pacific Payments Acceptance initiatives before joining AirAsia.
Hafidz holds a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance, as well as a Masters of Finance from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
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