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AIRASIA
BERHAD

ANNUAL REPORT
2007

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
from left to right

1.

Dato’ Mohamed Khadar
bin Merican

2. Conor Mc Carthy
3. Dato’ Kamarudin bin Meranun

4. Dato’ Anthony Francis Fernandes

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5. Dato' Pahamin Ab. Rajab

7. Dato’ Leong Khee Seong

6. Dato’ Abdel Aziz @
Abdul Aziz bin Abu Bakar

8. Fam Lee Ee

9. Datuk Alias bin Ali

DIRECTORS’
PROFILE

DATO' PAHAMIN AB. RAJAB,
Malaysian, aged 62, an Advocate and
Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya,
was appointed Non-Executive
Chairman of the Company on
14 December 2001. He is also the
Chairman of the Nomination
Committee. Prior to joining the
Company, he worked in several
ministries and government agencies
in Malaysia over a 30-year period
and held various key positions,
including as Director General of
Road Transport Department at the
Ministry of Transport from 1974 to
1998, Secretary-General of the
Ministry of Domestic Trade and
Consumer Affairs from 1998 to 2001
and Chairman of the Patent Board
and the Controller of Copyright
from 1998 to 2001. He is recognised
internationally as an expert in
intellectual property laws by the
World Intellectual Property
Organisation and, in 2000, was
awarded the prestigious Cyber
Champion International Award by
the Business Software Alliance in
Washington. He received a B.A.
degree in History from the University
of Malaya in 1970, a postgraduate
Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice
from the International Islamic
University, Malaysia in 1991, a law
degree (LL.B) from the University
of London in 1990, and a Masters
of Arts (Public Policy and
Administration), majoring in
Economic Development, from the
University of Wisconsin in 1978.
He is also the Chairman of
SEG International Berhad and
LNG Resources Berhad.

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AB. RAJAB

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DIRECTORS’
PROFILE

DATO’ ANTHONY
FRANCIS
FERNANDES
DATO’ ANTHONY FRANCIS FERNANDES (DATO’ TONY FERNANDES),
Malaysian, aged 44, was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company in December 2001. He is also a member of the Employee Share Option Scheme Committee of the Board and he also served earlier as member of the Audit Committee for the period from 14 May, 2007 to 10 September, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he was Financial Controller at Virgin Communications London from 1987 to 1989, Senior Financial Analyst at Warner Music International London from 1989 to 1992, Managing Director at Warner Music Malaysia, from 1992 to 1996, Regional Managing Director, ASEAN from August 1996 to December 1999 and Vice President, ASEAN from December 1999 to July 2001 at Warner Music South East Asia. He was actively involved in developing the Malaysian music industry and received the title “Setia Mahkota Selangor” from Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in 1999 in recognition of his contributions and was also the recipient of the “Recording Industry Person of the Year 1997” by the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. In addition, he received the International Herald Tribune award for the Visionaries & Leadership Series in 2003 for his outstanding achievement with AirAsia, and was named "Malaysia CEO of the Year 2003" by American Express and the Business Times. He was named the “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – Malaysia 2003” at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2004 and was one of Business Week’s 25 Stars of Asia for 2004. He was awarded the “Airline Business Strategy Award 2005 and Low Cost Leadership” by Airline Business and he was also named Asia Pacific Aviation Executive by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (“CAPA”) for the year 2004 and 2005. In July 2005, he was conferred the Darjah Datuk Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar (DPTJ) which carries the title Dato’ by the Negeri Sembilan’s Yang DiPertuan...
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