After MAS turnaround, Jala takes cabinet role

After four years at the helm of Malaysia Airlines turning round the carrier’s fortunes, Idris Jala is moving on having resigned today to take up a post in the Malaysian cabinet. Jala has been appointed minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister’s department and as chief executive of the performance management and delivery unit. The former Shell executive took the helm in 2005 and swiftly turned round the the Malaysian carrier’s fortunes. He has been replaced by the chief financial officer who worked alongside him during the turnaround, former PriceWaterhouseCoopers executive Azmil Zahruddin.

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We featured Jala as the cover interview of Airline Business in April last year and to find out more about his turnaround of the carrier click here.

You can also click here to see our recent video interview with him during the IATA annual general meeting held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.

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