Low-cost, long-haul carrier AirAsia X Berhad recently announced Wong Mee Yen as its incoming chief financial officer. Prior to AirAsia X Berhad, Wong was chief financial officer for the MRT Project of LMG Rail Car Sdn Bhd.
Wong is no stranger to the airline, having been the group financial controller of AirAsia Berhad from 2004 to 2007. Her current assignment makes her responsible for corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis as well as investor relations. She will report directly to Benyamin Ismail, chief executive officer of AirAsia X Berhad.
‘We are delighted to have Mee Yen on the team. Her extensive 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,’ Ismail commented on the appointment.
This development was also welcomed by Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, group CEO of AirAsia X. ‘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 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 low-cost carrier leader,’ he said.
Wong brings with her more than 20 years of experience in finance operations and financial control. She takes over starting 01 January 2018 from Cheok Huei Shian, who has led the airline’s finance team since February 2015.
“On behalf of the management team, we would like to thank Huei Shian for her invaluable contributions towards realising the company’s transformation,” Datuk Kamarudin added.
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