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Airasia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kamarudin bin Meranun

57 2018 Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board

Anthony Francis Fernandes

54 2018 Group Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director

Tharumalingam Kanagalingam

53 Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Airline Business

Aireen Omar

45 Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Digital, Transformation and Corporate Services

Pattra Boosarawongse

49 Group Chief Financial Officer

Adrian Jenkins

49 2017 Group Chief Operations Officer

Declan Hogan

44 Group Chief Information Officer

Siegtraund Teh

42 Group Chief Compliance Officer

Esme Law

38 2017 Group Head of Investor Relations

Varun Bhatia

54 Group Head of People

Nadzri Hashim

53 Group Head of Engineering

Kim Lian How

45 Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer

Juergen Keitel

46 2017 Group Head of Global Affairs and Development

Liong Tien Ling

42 Group Head of Safety

Jagan Persath

61 2007 Group Head of Security

Nikunj Shanti

39 Group Chief Data and Digital Officer

Eng Eng Tan

45 2013 Group Head of Internal Audit

Jasmindar Kaur

Company Secretary

Abdel Aziz Bin Abu Bakar

64 2018 Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohamed Khadar bin Merican

62 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Noor Neelofa Binti Mohd Noor

29 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stuart Dean

65 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lee Ee Fam

57 2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kamarudin bin Meranun

Datuk Kamarudin bin Meranun is Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is also a Non-Independent Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad (AAB), taking the lead in engaging with the government, aviation regulators and airport authorities of Malaysia. Before being designated as Executive Chairman, he was AAB’s Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer. In December 2001, together with his business partner and long-time friend Tan Sri (Dr) Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin acquired struggling domestic airline AirAsia and relaunched it as a pioneer of budget travel in Asia, building AirAsia into the world’s best low-cost carrier. Prior to setting up AirAsia, Datuk Kamarudin worked at Arab- Malaysian Merchant Bank from 1988 to 1993 as a Portfolio Manager, managing both institutional and high net-worth individual clients’ investment funds. In 1994, he was appointed Executive Director of Innosabah Capital Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Innosabah Securities Sdn Bhd. He subsequently acquired the shares of the joint venture partner of Innosabah Capital Management Sdn Bhd, which was later renamed Intrinsic Capital Management Sdn Bhd. He holds a Diploma in Actuarial Science from University Technology MARA (UiTM), and graduated with a BSc with Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) majoring in Finance in 1986 and an MBA in 1987 from Central Michigan University. He received the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), which carries the title Datuk, from the Malaysian King in November 2013. Datuk Kamarudin is also a Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad, in charge of developing the overarching strategy for AirAsia’s long-haul, lowcost sister airline which comprises affiliates in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia; a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Tune Protect Group Berhad; and a Director of Yayasan Pendidikan Titiwangsa.

Anthony Francis Fernandes

Tan Sri Dr. Anthony Francis Fernandes is Group Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Executive Director of the Company. He is also a Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad (AAB) and Co-Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad. Fernandes is one of Asia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia with Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun and democratising air travel in the region. Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin famously bought the ailing airline for a token RM1 (approximately USD0.25) and RM40 million in debt, turning it around within two years and growing it from a domestic Malaysian carrier into Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried. Fernandes studied at Epsom College and the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK, and qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991, then as a Fellow Member in 1996. An accountant by training, he began his career in Richard Branson’s Virgin Group before returning to Malaysia as Warner Music Group’s Vice President for Southeast Asia before venturing into the airline business. He has received numerous honours and awards over the course of his career. These include the Honour of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, and the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur, awarded by the French Government for outstanding contributions to the economy of France through the aviation industry. In 2017, Fernandes published an autobiography, Flying High, which recounts his journey from a young boy growing up in Malaysia all the way to his time at Warner Music and finally as AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer.

Tharumalingam Kanagalingam

Mr. Tharumalingam Kanagalingam also known as Bo Lingam is Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Airline Business) of the Company. Bo joined AirAsia in 2001 as a Ground Operations Manager, responsible for the implementation of the low-cost concept in operations and procurement. Since then, he has held several key positions including Purchasing and Supplies Senior Manager, Regional Guest Services Director and President and Group Chief Operations Officer, supervising and driving process improvements in AirAsia’s operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Japan. He was also instrumental in setting up new airlines in the region for the Group. Prior to joining AirAsia, and upon completing his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, he worked extensively in the publication and music industry at various production houses, including as Production Controller at EMI Music Malaysia as well as Operations Manager and Promotions Manager at Warner Music Malaysia. Bo currently serves as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Airline Business), overseeing our airline operations, commercial and finance functions, network planning and cargo, as well as the business development of new airlines.

Aireen Omar

Ms. Aireen Omar is Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Digital, Transformation and Corporate Services of the Company. She is Responsible for AirAsia’s digital strategy, promoting innovation throughout the group and encouraging collaboration across AirAsia’s businesses and markets. Additionally, she oversees large, strategic Group-wide initiatives to help transform AirAsia into a global, cloud-driven product and platform company. She also spearheads AirAsia’s non-airline companies such as BigPay, AirAsia BIG Loyalty, ROKKI, Travel360, Vidi, RedTix, AirAsiaGo, Big Data for Humans, Red Box and Santan. Prior to this, Aireen was AirAsia Malaysia Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations, and was also a member of the Safety Review Board. Aireen joined AirAsia in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance, her portfolio expanding quickly to also include Treasury, Fuel Procurement and Investor Relations functions. Taking on these roles, she was instrumental in shaping the development of AirAsia into one of the fastest growing and most highly-acclaimed airlines globally. She launched her career at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc in 1997, holding positions in New York and London before leaving in 2000 from the Equity Arbitrage Proprietary Trading Desk focusing on international equities, equity derivatives and equity-linked products. After returning to Malaysia in 2001, she served in several major local financial institutions including the Maybank Group, the country’s largest banking and financial services group. She is an Economics graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and also holds a Master in Economics from New York University.

Pattra Boosarawongse

Ms. Pattra Boosarawongse is Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Within that short time, she has delivered strong financial and operational results within our Thai associate’s Finance Department specifically and the company in general. In her role as Group CFO, Pattra is responsible for our Group Finance, Group Strategy, Group Treasury, Group Investor Relations and Group Procurement. She also oversees our shared service unit, AirAsia Global Shared Services (AGSS) in Penang. Boosarawangse is a Certified Public Accountant, having started her career as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young. She then joined Sony Music as its Finance Director and rose to become its General Manager. She also assumed a regional role as team leader to implement a new group Financial System covering 10 countries. In 2013, she played a key role in the merger of Sony Music with BEC TERO, and led the BEC TERO music department. Pattra graduated from Thammasat University in Thailand with a Master’s in Finance and Accounting.

Adrian Jenkins

Capt. Adrian Jenkins is Group Chief Operations Officer of the Company. He is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of AirAsia’s aircraft, overseeing pilot and cabin crew recruitment, training and operations as well as ensuring compliance with national and international regulatory requirements and procedures. Captain Jenkins joined AirAsia in 1996, when the airline was still owned by HICOM Holdings Berhad. Since then, he has served AirAsia in various positions including instructor and Company Check Airman, Assistant Chief Pilot of Training and Standards and Assistant Chief Pilot of Operations. He was also closely involved in setting up AirAsia Thailand’s flight operations and pilot training. In 2006, he was made Regional Head of Flight Operations before his appointment as Group Director of Flight Operations on 2 January 2015, and then as Group Chief Operating Officer on 13 December 2017.

Declan Hogan

Mr. Declan Hogan is Group Chief Information Officer of the Company. He is responsible for conceiving and implementing new ideas for information technology to ensure AirAsia’s position as market leaders in technology and innovation. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in IT, with the last 10 years in senior management positions. Prior to joining AirAsia, he was Vice President of IT at FlyDubai in the UAE where he led the setup and management of the airline’s IT function. He has also held various IT and management positions in organisations across various industries, including telecommunications, real estate and private equity ventures across the UAE, Australia and the UK. Hogan has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Siegtraund Teh

Ms. Siegtraund Teh is Group Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. She oversees revenue management, group marketing, digital marketing, branding, communications, sales and distribution, ancillary income, network planning and partnership markets as Group Chief Commercial Officer. She has been influential in decentralising our commercial functions to strengthen our central marketing expertise with localised market knowledge. Siegtraund joined AirAsia in May 2007 as our Marketing Manager. In 2009, she became Group Marketing Manager and assumed the role of Group Chief Commercial Officer in 2013. She has led teams within the Marketing and Commercial functions, driving our successful and profitable expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to AirAsia, Teh spent six years in the fast moving consumer goods industry in organisations such as EAC Holdings, DKSH Marketing and RedBull. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ottawa University, USA and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Leicester, UK.

Esme Law

Ms. Esme Law is Group Head of Investor Relations of the Company. Within one year, she managed to grow the institutional investor base significantly, and has brought in numerous large institutional investors that are new to equity investments in Malaysia from the UK, US, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. Her responsibilities include building strong relationships with both buy and sell side investors, effective communication of information, providing AirAsia Group’s analysis and insights to the investment community. She ensures investors have a clear and full understanding of the company’s financial performance, business strategy, consolidated initiatives and future prospects so they can make informed decisions. She is also responsible for coordinating investor and shareholder meetings, conferences, roadshows, presentations to investors, issuing press releases relating to operating statistics and financial performance as well as organising Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings and Court Convened Meetings. Law graduated with a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in several business majors. She returned to Malaysia and started her career as a management consultant in 2004. She has over 13 years of banking experience in structuring commercial and treasury products and has vast experience in selling banking products to retail banking, private banking and investment banking clients. Prior to joining AirAsia, she was the Vice President, Head of Sales and Structuring for Equity Derivatives, Global Markets at AmInvestment Bank Berhad. She is a member of the Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA) and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

Varun Bhatia

Mr. Varun Bhatia is Group Head of People of the Company. He is responsible for building the company’s People practices across various areas such as recruitment, training, talent management, performance management and compensation. He works closely with the senior management team to continue building AirAsia’s organisational culture. Bhatia has close to three decades of global human resources experience, leading human resources operations across more than 40 countries in various Fortune 500 companies, living and working in local cultures and communities in New Delhi, London, Singapore, Boston and San Francisco. He has worked as Chief Human Resources Officer at Levi Strauss & Co in San Francisco and Head of Human Resources for Asia Pacific at Kraft Foods in Singapore where, together with the leadership team, he helped to grow the business organically and through acquisitions from USD1 billion to USD5 billion in four years. Before that, he had a long and successful career with Gillette/Proctor and Gamble, where he worked in various roles of increasing responsibility to head country, regional and global human resources organisations with extensive on the ground experience in Asia for over a decade and close to another decade in the UK and US. He has also served as a consultant and advisor to several early to mid-stage companies in the Silicon Valley and Asia. Bhatia completed his postgraduate degree in Human Resources from Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in India and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He studied organisational behaviour at Harvard University, corporate finance at the London Business School and how to build effective boards for startups at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies programme.

Nadzri Hashim

Mr. Nadzri Hashim is Group Head of Engineering of the Company. He has been involved in introducing new aircraft maintenance and operations systems, the Class 1 Less Paper Cockpit, various avionics modifications, major structural repair and aircraft configuration changes and local authorities’ type acceptance. On 1 April 2016, he was appointed Head of Engineering responsible for Maintenance Operations, Ground Support Equipment, Planning, Safety Management System and Training. Prior to joining AirAsia, Nadzri was a technical services engineer at Emirates Airlines, part of a team responsible for all strategic configuration and repair of the airline’s wide-body cabin interiors. His team was also responsible for the introduction of the Airbus A380 into service. Nadzri obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University, USA. He also holds a DCA Design Organization Certification and Verification Engineer Approval, the Head of Design Organization and is a Part M Continuing Airworthiness Nominated Holder.

Kim Lian How

Mr. Kim Lian How is Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to this, he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting, leading the Finance Consulting practice in Malaysia. He has over 19 years of experience in finance function improvement, programme management and enterprise performance management on a range of assignments in various countries. At PwC, he led numerous organisational and finance transformation projects in industries such as logistics, aviation and the government sector. He also led assignments in merger integration and enterprise performance management to assist companies gain better insight into their business. How is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Juergen Keitel

Mr. Juergen Keitel is Group Head of Global Affairs and Development of the Company. He leads the Global Affairs and Development department and is responsible for driving AirAsia’s agenda and position around policy, regulatory aspects and communications across the Group, with particular focus on Asean. Prior to joining AirAsia in February 2017, Keitel headed the Aviation, Travel and Tourism industry community at the World Economic Forum (WEF) based in New York, where he also completed a fellowship in global leadership. He has led multi-stakeholder projects and initiatives around travel facilitation, airline foreign ownership, travel security and digital transformation, engaging the public, private and civil society sectors. Keitel graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Air Transport Engineering from City University London. Before completing his Master of Science in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University, he worked in the Supply Chain Group of British Airways. Following three years at Airbus Industries in Material Support in Hamburg, Germany, he moved to America West Airlines in the US as Financial Analyst and then to Airbus where he assumed various roles in customer services, supply chain management and business development based in Washington DC. Through his career, Juergen has gained vast experience in the aviation industry in strategy and development, international relations and commercial operations.

Liong Tien Ling

Capt. Ling Liong Tien is Group Head of Safety of the Company. He oversees the overall safety of all the AirAsia Group of airlines. Apart from the implementation of a complete Safety Management System (SMS), he works very closely with all levels of the airlines to strive for the highest safety and quality standards. After graduating from the Australian Aviation College in Adelaide, Captain Ling started his career with Malaysia Airlines in 1994 as a pilot, flying the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Boeing 737 and Airbus A330. In 2004, he joined Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi as part of the startup team. In addition to flying the Airbus A330 and A340 for the airline, he was involved in numerous projects, including the training of pilots. Captain Ling joined AirAsia’s widebody operations in 2009 when it was in its infancy. He has held numerous management positions within the company in flight operations, training, safety and quality assurance. During his flying career, Captain Ling acquired a Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland. Building on a passion for safety, he also qualified as an Aviation Accident Investigator certified by Cranfield University, a qualified A330 Type Rating Instructor and Examiner (TRI/E), and a qualified IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Auditor.

Jagan Persath

Mr. Jagan Persath is Group Head of Security of the Company. He is responsible for Operations, Compliance and Enforcement Security. He overlooks every aspect of corporate security, ensuring all the airlines within AirAsia Group comply with the legal requirements of their host states. This is achieved through sound corporate policy and standardisation of security practices, timely advice, effective security performance and counter measures to deal with potential threats to the airlines or our contractors. He was appointed as Group Head of Security on 1 January 2010. Prior to joining AirAsia, Jagan was with Malaysia Airlines Aviation Security from 1978 until 2006, responsible for operations, enforcement, compliance and standards, investigations, prosecution, audits, station set-ups and conducting security assessments on all routes. He is an ICAO Aviation Security Specialist and global subject matter expert on aviation security. Under his leadership, AirAsia has been licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia to conduct AVSEC courses. Our Security Department has also passed all international and national security audits conducted on AirAsia. Jagan holds an LLB (Hons) from the UK and is a Barrister with Lincoln’s Inn.

Nikunj Shanti

Mr. Nikunj Shanti is Group Chief Data and Digital Officer of the Company. He brings a strong mix of retail, product and analytical experience to his role as Chief Data Officer, where he leads efforts to use customer data in ground-breaking ways to deliver significant growth for our business. Prior to joining AirAsia, Shanti was with Emirates Airlines in Dubai working on data projects to help increase conversion, customer experience and integrate datadriven approaches to various operational units. Previously, he worked at Tigerair running the e-commerce and ancillary revenue team. Before Tigerair, he spent seven years at Expedia Inc leading various teams, with his last position being the Head of Analytics and Website Optimisation. Shanti has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University and dual minors in Economics and Computer Science.

Eng Eng Tan

Ms. Tan Eng Eng is Group Head of Internal Audit of the Company. She is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group’s overall system of internal controls, management of risk and governance, reporting to the Audit Committee and the Group CEO. Tan has 18 years of audit experience in various industries including financial institutions, manufacturing, automotive, construction, property and broadcasting. Prior to joining AirAsia, she led the Astro Group Corporate Assurance’s Regional Operations and Special Projects team from 2008 to 2012. She was appointed as Group Head, Internal Audit on 2 January 2013. Tan has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malaya, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM).

Jasmindar Kaur

Abdel Aziz Bin Abu Bakar

Dato' Abdel Aziz @ Abdul Aziz Bin Abu Bakar is Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad on 20 April 2005. On 16 June 2008, he was re-designated as Non- Executive Chairman and, subsequently, as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director in November 2013. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Prior to this, he served as a Director of the Company from 12 December 2001 to 11 October 2004; and then as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Pahamin Ab. Rajab from 11 October 2004. Dato’ Aziz is currently the Executive Chairman of VDSL Technology Sdn Bhd. He served as Chairman of Performance and Artistes Rights Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PRISM), a collection society for performers of recorded music, and the Academy of Malaysian Music Industry Association (PAIMM) for more than 10 years until end 2012 and January 2011, respectively. From 1981 to 1983, he was the Executive Director of Showmasters (M) Sdn Bhd, an artiste management and concert promotion company. He subsequently joined BMG Music and was General Manager from 1989 to 1997, and Managing Director from 1997 to 1999. He received a Diploma in Agriculture from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1975, a BSc in Agriculture Business from Louisiana State University, USA in 1978, and an MBA from the University of Dallas, USA in 1980. He is also currently a Director of Yayasan Astro Kasih and a Non-Executive Non-Independent Chairman of Pegasus Heights Berhad (formerly known as Naim Indah Corporation Berhad) and a member of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Mohamed Khadar bin Merican

Dato' Mohamed Khadar bin Merican is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Safety Review Board of AAGB. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad (AAB) on 16 February 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Safety Review Board of AAB. Prior to this, he served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AAB from 10 September 2007 to 20 August 2014. Dato’ Mohamed Khadar is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Dato’ Mohamed Khadar has had more than 40 years of experience in financial and general management. He served as an auditor and a consultant in an international accounting firm, before joining a financial services group in 1986. Dato’ Mohamed Khadar has held various senior management positions in the then Pernas International Holdings Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia, between 1988 and April 2003, including those of President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2013, Dato’ Mohamed Khadar, in his capacity as the Chairman of RHB Capital, was named as the “Chairman of The Year” by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group at its Asean Corporate Governance Index Awards 2013. Dato’ Mohamed Khadar’s other directorships in public companies are Sona Petroleum Berhad (In Members’ Voluntary Liquidation) and Rashid Hussain Berhad (In Members’ Voluntary Liquidation).

Noor Neelofa Binti Mohd Noor

Noor Neelofa Binti Mohd Noor is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad (AAB) on 8 December 2017. She is a member of the Safety Review Board of AAB as well. Cik Neelofa has completed her A Levels. She has been at the helm of NH Prima Sdn Bhd for the last three years as its director. Under her leadership, the brand Naelofar Hijab is sold in more than 23 countries including Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, UAE, United Kingdom and Europe. As an actress and TV host, she acted in a number of blockbuster movies and hosted popular TV shows. She also produced her own reality TV show. Cik Neelofa has a strong presence on social media with more than 5 million followers on Instagram. She has received many local and international awards including being listed as Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 Class 2017, SME 2017 Celebrity Entrepreneur of The Year, MSMW 2017 Social Media Celebrity of The Year and In Trend Malaysia InTrend Gala Night 2017 Most Charming Celebrity of The Year, The Inspiring Woman Award and The Iconic Role Model Award. She has been invited to speak at forums and talks, most notably at the 2017 Forbes Asia Summit in Manila, 2017 UNDP-MiSK in New York and 2017 Forbes Summit in Boston. Many international brands like Lancome, Swarovski, OPPO and YES have recognised her achievements thus signing her as their ambassador.

Stuart Dean

Mr. Stuart L. Dean is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad (AAB) on 15 June 2015. He is the Chairman of the Safety Review Board and member of the Nomination and Remuneration and Risk Management Committees of AAB. Mr Dean graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1975 with a BA in Economics and Political Science and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained an MBA from Harvard in 1979. Mr Dean has over 35 years of experience working across GE businesses in the US and Asia in senior positions in sales, marketing, product general management, services marketing and general management. He retired from GE in April 2015. Mr Dean started in an advanced sales and marketing entry programme in GE Appliances in 1979. He was the Marketing Manager for the Dishwasher business in 1983. Mr Dean was appointed Specialty Appliance Manager with responsibility for developing a new line of high-end builtin appliances called the GE Architecture Line. He then was appointed Product General Manager in 1988. He took a business development role in Singapore in late 1991 and became President of GE Capital, Southeast Asia, in 1993. Following his assignment in GE Capital, he became President, GE Indonesia in February 1995. In May 2002, he became President and CEO, GE ASEAN and was given responsibility for all of ASEAN, based in KL. Mr Dean also serves on the board of MIDA and the Advisory Boards of Duke University Trinity College and Harvard Business School Asia. He also serves as Chairman of Junior Achievement Malaysia and on the board of Orbis Asia whose aircraft hospitals perform eye surgeries in developing countries.

Lee Ee Fam

Dato' Fam Lee Ee is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad (AAB) on 8 October 2004. He was re-designated as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of AAB on 20 August 2014. He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committees and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of AAB. He received his BA (Hons) from the University of Malaya in 1986 and LLB (Hons) from the University of Liverpool, England in 1989. Upon obtaining his Certificate of Legal Practice in 1990, he has been practising law since 1991 and is currently a partner at Messrs Gan & Zul. Dato’ Fam used to sit on the Board of Trustees of Yayasan PEJATI from 1996 to 2007. Since 2001, he has served as a legal advisor to the Chinese Guilds and Association and charitable organisations such as Yayasan SSL Haemodialysis Centre in PJ. Dato’ Fam is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia X Berhad.