AirAsia announces new board member


LONDON, England – The Board of AirAsia Berhad (“The Board”) today announced the appointment of Datuk Mohamed Azman Yahya as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. Mohammed Rashdan bin Mohd Yusof, an Executive Director at Malaysian Airline System Berhad, will be appointed as his Alternate Director. The appointments take effect from August 11, 2011.

Datuk Azman Yahya was appointed as Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad on June 1, 2004. He is the founder and Group Chief Executive of Symphony House Berhad, an outsourcing service company. He is concurrently the Executive Chairman of Bolton Berhad, a property group. Both companies are listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Datuk Azman started his career in auditing with KPMG in London before returning to Malaysia in 1988 where he built his career in investment banking as Chief Executive of Amanah Merchant Bank. He graduated with a first class honors degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science from the University of London. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Banks.

“We are delighted to welcome Datuk Azman Yahya as our board member,” said Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar, Chairman of AirAsia, “Datuk Azman is a very seasoned business leader and has strong airline board experience. We believe we will benefit from his experience on the board.”