Zulhasnan Rafique and Faridah Bakar Ali Join Malaysia Airlines' Board of Directors – Travel News Asia

(19 August 2022, 11:37 +07)
Tan Sri Dr. Zulhasnan Rafique and Faridah Bakar
Ali have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of Malaysia
Aviation Group and Malaysia Airlines’ Board of Directors.

Tan Sri Dr. Zulhasnan Rafique. Click to enlarge.

Tan Sri Dr. Zulhasnan Rafique

Tan Sri Dr. Zulhasnan is an experienced
entrepreneur, diplomat and businessman who began his career as a
Commissioned Officer and Fighter Pilot at the Royal Malaysian Air
Force and retired with the rank of Major (Air) in 1985.

He has more than 25 years of business experience
in various industries including aviation, civil/building
construction, industrial petroleum and gas trading, and property
investment and development.

He also served on several boards in Malaysian
public listed companies, namely Island & Peninsular, Aircraft
Inspection Repair & Overhaul Depot, and Kuantan Flour Mills Berhad.

Tan Sri Dr. Zulhasnan served in the Malaysian
Cabinet for five years as the Federal Territories Minister and
Deputy Federal Territories Minister from 2004 to 2009.

He was appointed as the Malaysian Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with Ministerial status to the
United States of America from 2017 to 2018.

Meanwhile, Faridah is currently the Chief
Financial Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad having joined the
organisation in 2006 after building a career in accountancy and
finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and BP Malaysia.

At BP Malaysia, Faridah worked on a Japanese
entity, restructuring the reporting process as well in the selloff
of a major segment of BP to a Shanghai entity.

At Khazanah, Faridah delivered several notable
Islamic Finance transactions, including the world’s first
Exchangeable Sukuk of USD750 million into Telekom Malaysia Berhad
shares in 2006 and the world’s first negative yield sukuk into
Parkson shares in 2012.

She graduated from Lancaster University in Account
and Finance and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of
Accountants (MIA) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, Group Chairman
of Malaysia Aviation Group, said, “We are delighted to welcome Tan
Sri Dr. Zulhasnan and Faridah as members of the board, especially
with their strong career background, business acumen, and robust
experiences within domestic and international markets which will
be of tremendous value to the organisation in realising our
aspirations of becoming Asia’s leading travel and aviation
services group. We remain focused on future proofing ourselves to
be a sustainable, progressive and resilient business that is
relevant to the needs of our stakeholders and the global
communities we serve in line with our Long-Term Business Plan

Other Board members include Group CEO Captain
Izham Ismail, Tan Sri Krishnan Tan, Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan,
David Lau Nai Pek, Cheryl Goh Ching Ling, Wong Shu Hsien, Tunku
Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias and Dato Zaiviji Ismail Abdullah.

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