On 1-12-2012 En Azahari Dahlan who was the Regional Head, Engineering of AirAsia Bhd for about 6 years, was appointed new CEO of MAE of MAS. Prior to joining AirAsia Bhd he was with MAS Another shocking new appointment effective from 14-2-2012 is En Rozman bin Omar as the new Group Chief Finance Officer of MAS. He is the current Regional Finance Officer of AirAsia Bhd.
From the recent trend of the new appointment of top positions in MAS under En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ) and Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar’s ex-Binafikir Sdn Bhd business partner and crony, En Mohammed Rashdan Yusof a.k.a Danny, there were no good members of staff in MAS at all that were capable of filling up the vacant positions. Yet many ex-MAS staff have been employed in top management positions in other big airlines like Korean Air and etc.
When Raja Azura Mahayudin resigned as the Head of Human Capital of MAS, Puan Zaharah Zaid was appointed to take over the position. She was from Danone, a company producing biscuits.
Quite frankly, this cannot be the case. Appointing people from outside MAS is no good for continuity and also for the morale of the existing staff. No good because there is no incentive for them to work hard and loyal o MAS. Perhaps AJ and Rashdan have other agendas under its New Business Plan that we do not know. From what we can see so far with regards to the said New Business Plan were cutting profitable routes, restricting Firefly to domestic routes within Peninsular Malaysia and appointing top management staff from AirAsia Bhd. The cutting of routes to Sabah and Sarawak have caused outcry from Sabahan and Sarawak government. This has prompted PM YAB Datuk Seri Najib to intervene. Perhaps these were all parts of the spirit of the secret MAS-AirAsia share swap and the Comprehensive Collaborative Framework (CCF). When AJ and Rashdan, the crony, finished with the implementation of the CCF, MH will be just a “MARUAH HILANG or MUSNAH HARAPAN” company!
Below is the latest circular from AJ.
CIRCULAR FROM GROUP CEO
To : All Staff System-wide
Date : 10 February 2012
Ref : GCEO/CIR 008/12
APPOINTMENT OF NEW GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Encik Rozman bin Omar as Malaysia Airlines’ new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from 14 February 2012.
Rozman, age 50, joins our leadership team after serving Air Asia Group for the last 8 years. From spearheading the flotation of AirAsia Berhad on Bursa Malaysia, involvement in the formation of AirAsia’s joint ventures in Thailand and Indonesia, and holding the position of CFO of PT Indonesia AirAsia, Rozman’s last position in Air Asia was as Regional Head of Finance.
Rozman has extensive corporate finance and project advisory experience including group restructuring, initial public offerings (IPO), acquisitions and disposals, and business development. He is also a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Upon completion of his ACCA Level 3 in 1984, Rozman joined Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad for six years and became Corporate Finance Manager. He then joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad for three years, and Kumpulan Fima Berhad as Senior Vice President of Corporate Services. By 1994, Rozman returned to Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad for two years as General Manager in Corporate Finance. He then became Managing Director of Innosabah Corporate Services Sdn Bhd until 1999 before venturing out as a consultant with InCAM Consulting Sdn Bhd until 2003.
I am happy to welcome Rozman to Malaysia Airlines. We believe that his professional financial input and experience will be valuable to our efforts to implement the Business Plan towards profitability for our Group. Please extend to Rozman your fullest support.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mohd Sukri Husin for holding the fort as Acting Head of Group Finance following the resignation of our previous Group CFO at the end of December 2011.
AHMAD JAUHARI YAHYA