AirAsia X Berhad announces new Chief Financial Officer
SEPANG, 19 December 2017- AirAsia X Berhad, the leading low-cost, long-haul carrier today announced the appointment of Wong Mee Yen as Chief Financial Officer of AirAsia X Berhad, with effect from 1st January 2018.
Wong replaces outgoing CFO Cheok Huei Shian, who has led the AirAsia X Berhad finance team since 25 February 2015. Cheok, who is leaving the company to pursue personal interests, will continue with the company through December 2017 to ensure a smooth transition.
Wong will report directly to Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad, and will be responsible for corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis as well as investor relations.
Commenting on the appointment, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are pleased to bring back Mee Yen to join our management team at AirAsia X Berhad as we continue to drive our strategic and financial business transformation. She is an old hand who previously worked closely with Tony and myself as Group Financial Controller of AirAsia Berhad. She was part of the core team in the early days of AirAsia and has played an instrumental role in the success of AirAsia and getting the company listed on the Bursa Stock Exchange. She has vast experience in finance and operational management, and together with her intimate knowledge of AirAsia's business model, culture and products, we are confident she will be able to help us build upon our successes so far towards becoming the undisputed global long-haul LCC leader.”
“On behalf of the management team, we would like to thank Huei Shian for her invaluable contributions towards realising the company’s transformation. Her hard work helped us to return to the black, and she will always be the paragon of an Allstar to us.” added Datuk Kamarudin.
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad said, "We are delighted to have Mee Yen on the team. Her more than 20 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning and business strategy will help to support our current business plans, company growth targets and the successful execution of key new initiatives."
Wong joined AirAsia Berhad in 2004 to 2007 as Group Financial Controller. Prior to AirAsia X Berhad, Wong was Chief Financial Officer (MRT Project) of LMG Rail Car Sdn Bhd. She brings with her extensive experience in finance operations and financial control.