Malaysia Airlines names Luqman as new COO

By LYDIA NATHAN / Pic By TMR File

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) has appointed Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi (picture) as Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s (MAB) new COO, effective Feb 1, 2018.

In a statement last Friday, MAG said the position was left vacant once its former COO Captain Izham Ismail was appointed as the group CEO last December.

“On behalf of the board of MAG, I am pleased to welcome Ahmad Luqman to this new role. He is an internal home grown talent who started his career with MAB as a management trainee,” Captain Izham said.

With over 20 years with the company, Captain Izham also said Luqman, who holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, has a vast knowledge and experience to draw upon when leading the operations and engineering divisions.

“With his six sigma training and recent completion of business leader development programme from the University of Oxford, I am confident that he is well prepared to take on the challenge of bringing these two key functions to new levels of efficiency,” he added.

Luqman previously took on the role of CEO of MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd, the cargo subsidiary of MAG since September 2015, and was responsible for the strategic formulation and development of the group’s cargo business strategies and direction.