Capital A Berhad chief executive officer Tony Fernandes has been named ‘Asia Pacific CEO of The Year’ at the Airline Economics’ Aviation 100 Asia Pacific Awards 2023 in Singapore.
Voted by industry experts, the annual ‘Aviation 100’ poll by Airline Economics recognises and celebrates the industry’s most outstanding leaders, selected through a year-long process, consisting of regional-specific votes, and known for its credibility to identify the most exceptional figures in the industry.
Held on the sidelines Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Asia Pacific conference, the award ceremony was attended by some 700 aviation professionals, Capital A said in a statement today (Nov 8).
Applauding Fernandes, Capital A executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said the recognition comes at a high time that the industry has hit the ground running, building and growing after the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“Congratulations to my partner Tony for this great achievement, as it reflects the hard work, resilience and dedication of all across Capital A.
“It also highlights the value we deliver to our customers as a low-cost, value driven aviation and travel services group. Looking ahead, we will continue our mission in delivering unparalleled customer experience whilst continuing to positively contribute to the economy and the industry, regionally and beyond,” he said.
Similarly, Airline Economics managing director Philip Tozer-Pennington said: “Tony Fernandes’ recognition as the Aviation 100 Asia Pacific CEO Of The Year is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his remarkable leadership and notable contributions to the aviation industry.
“His vision and dedication have not only transformed AirAsia and Capital A but have also left an indelible mark on the broader aviation landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. This award is a testament to his outstanding achievements, and we are proud to celebrate his success,” he added.
Capital A Berhad is the investment holding company of AirAsia, airasia MOVE (formerly known as airasia Superapp), logistics venture Teleport, and Capital A aviation services.