Aireen Omar was appointed Deputy Group CEO – Digital, Transformation, Corporate Services, AirAsia Group effective 10 January 2018. Prior to this, she was AirAsia Berhad Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations, and was 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 a Masters in Economics from New York University. Aireen joined AirAsia in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance, portfolio expanding 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. After returning to Malaysia in 2001, she served in several major local financial institutions including the Maybank Group, the country’s largest banking and financial services group. Aireen received an Outstanding Achievement Award (CEO Category) at the inaugural Malaysian Women of Excellence in 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 in 2014 and 2015 at the Selangor Excellence Business Awards. In November 2016, Aireen was awarded the Eminent Leaders in Asia accolade at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES). She is a member of the Board of Directors of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) as well as AirAsia subsidiaries and adjacent businesses such as AirAsia Global Shared Services Sdn Bhd, Think BIG Digital Sdn Bhd, Tpaay Asia Sdn Bhd, Ground Team Red Sdn Bhd, Madcience Consulting Sdn Bhd, Koolred Sdn Bhd and Asia Aviation Capital Limited.