Tharumalingam Kanagalingam, better known as Bo Lingam, is Deputy Group CEO (Airlines).
Bo joined AirAsia in 2001 as a Ground Operations Manager, responsible for the implementation of the low-cost concept in operations and procurement. Since then, he has held several key positions including Purchasing and Supplies Senior Manager, Regional Guest Services Director and President and Group Chief Operation Officer, where he supervised AirAsia’s operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Japan, drove process improvement and set up new airlines in the region for the Group.
Prior to joining AirAsia, and upon completing his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, he worked extensively in the publication and music industry at various production houses, including as Production Controller at EMI Music Malaysia as well as Operations Manager and Promotions Manager at Warner Music Malaysia.
Bo currently serves as Deputy Group CEO (Airline Business), overseeing our airline operations, commercial and finance functions, network planning and cargo, as well as the business development of new airlines.