AirAsia X Berhad has appointed Cheok Huei Shian as its chief financial officer, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Benyamin Ismail, acting chief executive officer of AirAsia X Berhad, Huei Shian will be responsible for corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis as well as investor relations.
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, group CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are excited to have Huei Shian join our management team as we continue to drive our strategic and financial business transformation. Huei Shian was part of the core team in the early days of AirAsia and has played an instrumental role in the success of AirAsia and getting the company listed on the Bursa Stock Exchange. She has vast experience and been involved in the turnaround team that oversees the entire AirAsia group. Her strong track record of financial and operational management success, combined with her very intimate knowledge of AirAsia’s business model, culture and products, make her exceptionally qualified to help us continue to build upon our market. My vision is to bring back people that understand the business as it will be instrumental in realising our goal to be the undisputed global leader in the long-haul LCC category.”
Huei Shian joined AirAsia in 2004 and has held senior leadership roles across the group. Prior to AirAsia, she was with Ernst & Young in the Financial and Advisory Service Department. Huei Shian holds an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Professional Stage from FTMS Business School and an ACCA Certificate from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kuala Lumpur. She is a fellow member of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and a member of the MIA (Malaysia Institute of Accountants).
Benyamin Ismail, acting CEO of AirAsia X Berhad said, “We are delighted to have Huei Shian in the team. We now have the right people in key management positions and an organisation that is optimally structured to support our current business, company growth and the successful execution of key new initiatives.”
Huei Shian replaces Chew Eng Loke, who has decided to pursue other opportunities.