AirAsia Aviation Group has formed its board of directors, whose members include the former head of ST Engineering’s aerospace division. 

The low-cost airline group underwent a reorganisation in early February and appointed Jamaludin Ibrahim as independent non-executive chairman, as part of the creation of an independent board of directors. 


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An AirAsia Airbus A320ceo.

The group on 23 March announced four other members from across the Southeast Asia region will join the board. 

Among them is Singapore-based Lim Serh Ghee, who was the former president of ST Engineering’s aerospace business until 2020. Lim later became the company’s operating chief before stepping down in 2021. 

Other members of the board include Thai investment banker Suvabha Charoenying, corporate lawyer Francisco Lim from the Philippines, as well as Malaysian Olympic council president Mohamad Norza Zakaria. 

“The announcement of a new board of directors is among the first few initiatives to reflect AirAsia Aviation Group’s commitment to deliver a new strategic direction for growth and gold standard corporate governance,” the airline group states. 

Capital A - formerly known as AirAsia Group - chief Tony Fernandes and chairman Kamarudin Meranun have previously stated that they will not be on the airline group board, to allow it to be “a completely independent board”.