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Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the University of Otago, New Zealand and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Tan Sri Md Nor is very familiar with Malaysia Airlines and the airline industry having previously served Malaysia Airlines as its Managing Director from 14 February 2001 until 31 March 2004.
Tan Sri Md Nor was appointed as Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad on 1 April 2006 and currently serves as the Chairman of its Executive Committee. He also sits on the Boards of several companies and institutions including Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Bhd, Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad and is also a Trustee of Yayasan Khazanah.
Tan Sri Md Nor was appointed to the Board of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad as Director on 27 June 2006 and assumed the post of Chairman on 31 July 2006. He is also Chairman of CIMB Group Sdn Bhd. Tan Sri Md Nor has spent 18 years of his working career with CIMB Group, and more notably as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Commerce (M) Berhad (now known as CIMB Bank Berhad).
Tan Sri Md Nor completed his term as Executive Chairman of the Securities Commission on 31 March 2006. He has also served as Advisor to the Ministry of Finance.
Appointed on 1 August 2011
Mr Christoph Mueller was appointed to the Board of Malaysian Airlines System Berhad (MAS) as Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2015. He assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for Malaysia’s national carrier on 1 May 2015. Mr Mueller is also the CEO-designate of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), which will be operational on 1 September 2015.
A German citizen, Mr Mueller brings more than 25 years of relevant experience in the aviation, logistics and tourism sectors to Malaysia Airlines group. This includes approximately 10 years experience as a chief executive in divisional and group roles in the airline sector, as well as extensive board room experience, including in the travel sector.
Mr Mueller has a strong record of transformation and turnarounds in the aviation industry. His strengths are in strategic and financial planning, as well as structural repositioning of companies in difficulty. This includes implementing change programmes and adopting new technology, distribution and retail solutions decisively.
Prior to joining MAS, Mr Mueller was CEO of Aer Lingus Plc, the national airline of Ireland. At Aer Lingus, Mr Mueller managed to turnaround the loss-making airline within a year, in a declining Irish market and tepid European market conditions. Aer Lingus’ sustainable profitability and cash generation was built on a new strategy and business model that enabled the 78-year-old carrier to compete in a difficult market environment with both traditional legacy airlines and low-cost carriers. Under his watch, Dublin grew to become one of the leading hubs for North Atlantic long-haul traffic, whilst Aer Lingus ventured into new markets and business models, and successfully repositioned itself from a primarily business-to-business model to a business-to-consumer model with a 90% online distribution.
Mr Mueller’s track record of corporate turnarounds began from his time at Lufthansa, where he was Senior Vice President for network management and corporate planning during the airline’s major turnaround between 1994-1999.
In 1999, he moved on to Sabena S.A., which was part of the Swissair Group, where he was Chief Operating Officer before becoming CEO of Sabena Group. Mr Mueller then moved on to become Chairman of Delta Air Transport (“DAT”) where he orchestrated the sale of DAT to private investors who renamed it as Brussels Airlines, which today operates as Belgium’s national flag carrier.
In 2002, Mr Mueller joined DHL Express as Chief Financial Officer soon after it was acquired by Deutsche Post, heading a global finance organisation across 200 countries. In 2006, he spent two years at global travel leisure group TUI AG, a DAX 30 company, as a member of the Executive Board responsible for financial controlling, aviation business, central purchasing and new market development. After the merger of the tourism activities of TUI AG with First Choice Holidays Plc into TUI Travel Plc, a FTSE 100 company, he took on the role of Executive Director, Aviation, responsible for a fleet of 160 aircraft operated by seven independent airlines in Europe and Morocco.
David Lau Nai Pek is a Director of Axiata Berhad. He is also a Director of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad. He has over 35 years of professional experience in finance and leading financial organisations in various locations in Australia, Brunei, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He served the Shell Group for 28 years in various capacities. His last position before he returned to Malaysia at the end of December 2008 was Vice-President Finance, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., The Hague, the Netherlands.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Canterbury University, New Zealand and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Appointed on 9 August 2011
Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar, aged 55, a Malaysian, was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Airlines on 22 October 2012.
He holds a PhD in Economics from International Islamic University Malaysia, Masters of Science in Energy, Management and Policy from University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Bachelors Degree with Honours in Population Studies from University Malaya.
He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA. Tan Seri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar has an extensive experience working in the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department from 1984 until 2003. He was involved in the preparation of the Fifth Malaysia Plan, Action Plan of the First Industrial Master Plan, and setting up of the Energy Division. In 2003, he joined the Ministry of Finance and held various positions, including Principal Assistant Secretary in the Economics and International Division, Head of Econometrics Section, Head of Multi Lateral Relations, Deputy Under Secretary (Macro) of the Economics and International Division, and Under Secretary of Economics and International Division, before being appointed to his current position, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) in 2011.
He currently sits on the board of Employees Provident Fund, Retirement Fund Incorporated, Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kumpulan Wang Amanah Negara, Lembaga Tabung Haji, Malaysian Foundation for Innovation, GovCo Holdings Limited, Capital Market Development Fund, Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council and Malaysian Holding Sdn Bhd.
Appointed on 22 October 2012
Tan Sri Tan Boon Seng @ Krishnan is currently Executive Deputy Chairman of IJM Corporation Berhad. He also serves as a Director of IJM Plantations Berhad, IJM Land Berhad (Chairman), Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad and Grupo Concesionario del Oeste S.A., Argentina. He joined IJM as Financial Controller in 1983 and was appointed Group Managing Director in 1997 and served in this position until 2010.
He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1978 after graduating with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from University of Malaya in 1975, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Malaysia Property Incorporated (MPI).
He also serves as a Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board as well as the Financial Reporting Foundation, and a Trustee of Perdana Leadership Foundation. He is actively involved in the promotion of Malaysia India business ties and is currently the President of the Malaysia-India Business Council (MIBC) and Chairman of the Malaysia India CEO Forum.
Appointed on 9 August 2011
Tan Sri Morshidi is currently State Secretary in the Sarawak state government and previously served as an alternate board member of Malaysia Airlines.
Tan Sri Morshidi holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, US and a Bachelors Degree in Economics (majoring in Statistics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
For more than three decades, Tan Sri Morshidi has served in various private and public sector agencies where he has held senior positions in the Chief Minister’s Department. In August 2006, Tan Sri Morshidi was appointed to his current position.
Appointed on 19 December 2012
Tan Sri Sukarti is currently State Secretary in the Sabah state government and previously served as a board member of Malaysia Airlines from 22 March to August 2011.
Aged 59, Tan Sri Sukarti holds a Bachelor (Hons) Arts, Antropology and Sosiology from the University Malaya. Tan Sri Sukarti has served in various portfolios in the Sabah State government over the last 33 years. He is the State Secretary in the Chief Minister’s office in Sabah and also the Administrative Officer State Public Service Department, Sabah and sits on the board for Borneo Housing Mortgage Finance Berhad. In July 2007, Tan Sri Sukarti was appointed to his current position.
Appointed on 2 February 2013
Dr Mohamadon Abdullah, or Dr Don as he is known to many, joined Malaysia Airlines as a Management Trainee in June 1972. During his 32-year career, Dr Don has gained wide hands-on experience in many operational, commercial and support areas of the Company. These include Human Resources, Management Development, Marketing & Sales (Passenger & Cargo), Centralised Purchasing & Procurement, In-flight Catering & Cabin Services, In-flight Services and Flight Operations.
Dr Don retired from service on 31 December 2004 as Senior General Manager, Corporate Services where he was responsible and accountable for Legal Affairs, Property Management, Corporate Insurance, Human Resource Training & Development, Government Relations & Corporate Communications, Corporate Safety & Security, Crisis Management and Medical Services.
Representing the Company, he also served as member of the board of directors for several subsidiaries and associate companies. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Comintel Corporation Berhad and the Executive Director of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn. Bhd.
Appointed on 22 June 2012
Mohd Izani Ashari joined Khazanah in April 2009 and is an Executive Director in charge of GLC Transformation Program, coordinating GLCs contribution to various national agenda such National Transformation Programs and Bumiputera Agenda. He has been pivotal in the initial development which forms the foundation of the Government Transformation Program.
He has 30 years of working experience covering six different industries mainly with multi- nationals and large companies including Shell Malaysia, Maybank, Sime Darby, Petronas (both in Petronas Dagangan and Carigali), and Malaysian Airline System (MAS). He has spent 20 years of his career specialising in organisation transformation/re-engineering.
Relating to MAS, during his stint there in 2006-2007, he was the head of the Turnaround Management Office (TMO) that had helped MAS’ turnaround under the leadership of its then CEO Dato’ Sri Idris Jala.
He holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management from Reading University, UK and Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Sheranjiv a/l M Sammanthan is the Executive Director in Managing Director’s Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
Appointed on 11 April 2016
Bachelor of Science (Marketing) from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. Masters of Business Administration from St. Louis University, Missouri, U.S.A.
2005 - Present
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Celcom Axiata Berhad
1996 - 2005: Chief Executive Officer, ntv7
1993 - 1996: Malaysian Tobacco Company and British American Tobacco
1987 - 1993: Lever Brothers
Marketing Director, Astro
Mr. Omar Siddiq is Chief Financial Officer at Malaysia Airlines Berhad.