MAS' director of commercial steps down

Malaysia Airlines' director of commercial Hugh Dunleavy has officially announced his resignation from the company effective 31 August 2015.

In a press statement, the company said that it is currently conducting a search "to identify a suitable successor, both internally and externally." Meanwhile, newly appointed CEO Christoph Mueller will take over responsibilities as chief commercial officer effective 1 June 2015.

This is to ensure a smooth transition until an individual has been identified for the role, the company added.

The news comes in the middle of the airline calling for a pitch for its business with at least 15 network agencies involved. This includes several branding agencies from Singapore. This has prompted the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As) to issue a letter to Malaysia Airlines to pay pitch fees.

(Photo courtesy: Hugh Dunleavy twitter)