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Wed, 23 March 2022

AirAsia Aviation Group Names Board of Directors

(23 Mar 2022, 14:46 +07)  AirAsia Aviation Group has named its board of directors, following Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim's recent appointment as independent non-executive Chairman.

Each and every one of the board has been carefully selected following due diligence to ensure we have the right mix of experience, talent, gender and culture to bolster the capabilities of AirAsia Aviation Group moving forward, said Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim. This is only the initial set up as we plan to add a few more members to complete the team which we will announce in due course.

AirAsia Aviation Groups new board of directors are:

Francisco Ed. Lim. Click to enlarge.
Francisco Ed. Lim

Mr. Francisco Ed. Lim (67) specialises in both corporate law and litigation and is highly regarded for delivering industry leading strategic corporate advice. He spearheaded the teams which handled some of the largest capital market-related transactions in Philippines. Lim was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1981 and is a member of the Cagayan Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Lim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) from 2004 to 2010 and also served as the Co-Chairperson of the Rules on e-Commerce and Notaries Public sub-committees of the Supreme Court. Lim was recognised as one of Philippines' Top 100 Lawyers in 2021 by the Asia Business Law Journal.

Ms. Suvabha Charoenying (58) is regarded as one of the top investment bankers in the region with more than 35 years experience in the Thai Capital Market including 23 years in investment banking, six years in asset and fund management and six years as a lending officer with several leading financial institutions in Thailand. She still serves in the office of the Securities Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC) and also in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on the Sub-Committee of Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI) Committee.

Mr. Lim Serh Ghee (62) joined the Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) groups Aerospace business in 1984. He has held various senior management appointments over the years, and was President of the Aerospace sector from 2014 to 2020. Serh Ghee has been instrumental in the continued global growth of the aerospace sector, including strategically moving the sector into original equipment manufacturing of aircraft engine nacelle systems and composite floor panels, as well as further expansion of ST Aerospaces Passenger-to-Freighter conversion capabilities. Serh Ghee is also the former Chief Operating Officer of Singapore Tech Engineering Ltd.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria (55) is a Malaysian Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of CPA Australia. He champions sports in Malaysia and nurtures national athletes through his posts as the President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). He previously served as the Chairman of the National Sports Institute, the honorary Treasurer of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and President of the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association. He is also the President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia, the President of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association and a board member of National Sports Council (NSC).

Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, said, This is indeed a beginning of a new chapter for us as we recover from the pandemic and simultaneously chart a new growth trajectory. I look forward to working with all of our new board members to drive one of Asias leading airline brands and associated portfolio businesses to become industry leaders in each of their respective fields.

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