AirAsia X (AAX) has appointed Tunku Dato’ Mahmood Fawzy as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. As the new Chairman, he plans to focus on driving corporate growth strategies and overseeing the board and senior leadership team.
Tunku Dato’ Mahmood Fawzy initially joined AAX as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 27 June 2022. He will succeed Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, who held the Chairman role since 2013 and recently announced her resignation from the board, effective 1 July 2022.
AAX Co-founder and Group Acting CEO Tony Fernandes said: “We are thrilled to welcome Tunku Dato’ Fawzy as the new Chairman of the Board. 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.”
“With this appointment, we will be able to combine the strengths of an entrepreneur-led company with continued drive towards strong corporate governance.
AAX Chairman Tunku Dato’ Mahmood Fawzy said: “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.”