Tony Fernandes retires from all board positions except AirAsia and AirAsia X

Group CEO of AirAsia and CEO of Tony Fernandes (pictured) is stepping down from all board positions except for AirAsia Group and AirAsia X, in a bid to move the next generation of leaders at the airline to the forefront.

In a series of tweets, Fernandes also clarified that he will remain on the board of AirAsia and AirAsia X, as well as CEO of AirAsia Group and CEO of He added that leadership is about succession planning and always giving youths a chance.

Fernandes was recently named CEO of during a management reshuffle which also saw Spencer Lee, Aireen Omar, Bo Lingam and Karen Cha helm new roles. Last week, he also announced the opening of Santan and T&Co at Mid Valley Megamall, AirAsia’s very own restaurant that aims to be a highly efficient fast food chain specialising in ASEAN dishes at affordable prices.

According to him, Santan and T&Co will be the next “digital restaurant” with automated food preparation processes and the use of digital ordering facilities to offer a seamless and convenient digital journey for consumers.

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