BackNov 01, 2018
Date of change 01 Nov 2018
Age 54
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Type of change Redesignation
Previous Position Group Chief Executive Officer
New Position Non Executive Director
Directorate Non Independent and Non Executive


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Professional Qualification


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991 and Fellow Member in 1996



Epsom College and the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK

Working experience and occupation

Tan Sri Anthony Francis Fernandes (also known as Tan Sri Tony Fernandes) was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 July 2006 and is one of the Company's co-founders. As at 1 January 2018, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has been re-designated as the Non-Independent Executive Director and Co-Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

An accountant by training, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes began his career in Richard Branson's Virgin Group before returning to Malaysia and becoming Warner Music Group's Vice President for Southeast Asia in 1999 and entering the airline business as CEO of AirAsia in 2001.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has received numerous honours and awards over the course of his career. These include the Honour of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, and the Commander of the Legion d'Honneur, awarded by the French government for his outstanding contributions towards the economy of France through the aviation industry. In 1999, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes received the title of Setia Mahkota Selangor by the Sultan of Selangor for his contributions to the Malaysian music industry. He was then awarded the title Dato' by the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan and Pahang, Dato' Seri by the Sultan of Perak and Tan Sri from a former Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes served as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of Tune Protect Group Berhad from 5 October 2012 to 30 June 2017. Currently, he is a Non-Independent Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Group Berhad.

Family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the listed issuer


Any conflict of interests that he/she has with the listed issuer


Details of any interest in the securities of the listed issuer or its subsidiaries

Direct - 87,303,728 Ordinary Shares
Indirect - 1,310,331,376 Ordinary Shares

Remarks :

The redesignation of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes from the existing position as Non-Independent Executive Director and Co-Group Chief Executive Officer to Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia X Berhad is to take effect from 1 November 2018.


Announcement Info

Stock Name AAX
Date Announced 01 Nov 2018
Category Change in Boardroom
Reference Number C03-30102018-00003