Tony Fernades joins board of Star Publications


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  • Wednesday, 23 May 2012

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes joined the board of Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad as an independent non-executive director from Wednesday.

Fernades replaces Datuk Wira Syed Abdul Jaabar Syed Hassan, who did not seek re-appointment after serving nearly 15 years as a non-executive director.

“Datuk Wira Syed has made an invaluable contribution for which we are most appreciative,” said Star's chairman Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn in a statement.

In welcoming Fernades to the board, Fong said: “Tony is a far-sighted entrepreneur who has built a global brand in AirAsia and we hope to tap his insights and exposure in the global stage to grow in Malaysia and beyond.”

Meanwhile, Fernades, thanked the Star's board of directors for inviting him on board.

“It is an honour and I look forward to contributing in whatever way I can as the Star seeks to expand from print to a multi-media company,” he said.

"They have recently rolled out some exciting products like ePaper and iSnap, and I believe there are more to come in the digital space where there are many opportunities.”

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