Aireen Omar, Malaysian, aged 42, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company effective from 1 July 2012. Prior to this, she was the Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations of the Company. She is also a member of the Safety Review Board.
She is an Economics graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and also holds an MA in Economics from New York University.
Aireen joined AirAsia Berhad in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance, where her portfolio expanded quickly to also include Treasury, Fuel Procurement and Investor Relations functions. Taking on these roles, she was instrumental in shaping the development of AirAsia into one of the fastest growing and most highly-acclaimed airlines globally.
She began her career at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc, where she served as an Associate from 1997-2000 in New York and London, her last position being at the Equity Arbitrage Proprietary Trading Desk focusing on international equities, equity derivatives and equity-linked products. Upon her return to Malaysia in 2001, she served several major local financial institutions including the Maybank Group.
Aireen received an Outstanding Achievement Award (CEO category) at the inaugural Malaysian Women of Excellence 2014. She was awarded Corporate Treasurer’s 25 Most Influential Women in Treasury 2015 and ‘Masterclass Woman CEO of the Year’ award for two consecutive years (2014 & 2015) at the Selangor Excellence Business Awards.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia), AirAsia Global Shared Services Sdn Bhd, Think BIG Digital Sdn Bhd, Tune Money Sdn Bhd, Ground Team Red Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Aras Sejagat Sdn Bhd) and Asia Aviation Capital Limited