Malaysia Airlines has appointed Azha Abdul Jalil as its chief financial officer, filling the role recently vacated by the carrier's CEO Azmil Zahruddin.
Azha joined Malaysia's flag carrier in July 2007 as senior general manager, finance, says MAS.
Prior to this, he worked with Shell where he held eight differnt roles over 17 years. The previous CFO was Azmil Zahruddin, who became CEO of Malaysia Airlines on 28 August, replacing Idris Jala who joined Malaysia's cabinet as a minister.
"I am pleased to announce Azha's appointment as CFO," says Zahruddin. "In the last two years, Azha, Idris and I have worked closely on all key initiatives, and Azha's financial advice has been invaluable."
He adds that as CFO, Azha will take the lead in cost optimisation, the implementation of enterprise resource planning and addressing our financing needs especially for new aircraft deliveries.