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AirAsia X taps Mahmood Fawzy as Chairman

August 2, 20222 minute read
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AirAsia X marks a new era with Tunku Dato’ Mahmood Fawzy as Chairman of the airline, succeeding Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who held the Chairman role since 2013. Mahmood Fawzy takes over as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors effective immediately. After joining AAX as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 27th June 2022, he wil lnow focus on driving corporate growth strategies and providing robust oversight of the board and senior leadership team.

AAX Co-founder and Group Acting CEO Tony Fernandes welcomed Fawzy as the new Chairman of the Board, saying that he …

….. 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.

While noting that with this appointment, AirAsia X will combine the strengths of an entrepreneur-led company with continued drive towards strong corporate governance. He also acknowledged the contribution of the outgoing Chairman and thanked Tan Sri Rafidah for her unparalleled leadership over the past decade.

…… I am honoured to serve at the helm of the AAX board working together with Datuk Kamarudin, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Benyamin Ismail, and the rest of the board members to champion a robust platform for future success. AAX Chairman Mahmood Fawzy

He added that this is an exciting time for AAX and he looks 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.

The airline has recently returned to the skies, with existing routes and new ones up for booking.

Mahmood Fawzy as Chairman
Tunku Dato’ Mahmood Fawzy


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