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New Firefly chief to take charge of carrier in 2019

Philip See has been appointed as chief executive of Malaysia Airlines subsidiary Firefly, effective 1 January 2019.

He will take on the role now held by Ignatius Ong, who has also been serving as Malaysia Airlines' group chief revenue officer since June.

See previously worked at the national carrier between 2004 and 2010 before joining McKinsey & Company. He then returned to the carrier in 2015 as a network planner.

Malaysia Airlines Group also disclosed that Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh was appointed as chief executive of cargo unit MABKargo on 1 September, while Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin was appointed chief executive of its pilgrimage charter unit "Project Amal" on 1 October.

Ibrahim was the chief operating officer of Indonesian ground handling company Jasa Angkasa Semesta. Hazman held senior roles at state-owned sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, including stints at its European offices.

"I am confident that the new leadership will bring new energy and purpose to the business. The diversity of our new leaders, their backgrounds and experience will help us reach our goals as a Group," says Izham Ismail, MAG's group chief executive.

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