JAKARTA: AirAsia Group's CEO and co-founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has announced that the company had appointed noted actress Raline Shah (pic) as a new director of PT Indonesia AirAsia.
Fernandes announced Raline’s appointment through his private Instagram account on Monday, to which he also uploaded a photograph of Raline and himself.
"Our new director in AirAsia Indonesia @ralineshah. Smart creative humble. A real coup readying our company for IPO," he wrote in the photo caption.
Fernandes, however, did not mention the exact position Raline would fill. AirAsia Indonesia spokesman Baskoro Adiwiyono also did not respond to questions about her appointment.
Raline was born in Jakarta on March 4, 1984, and lived in the North Sumatran capital of Medan. She is an actress and a model. She emerged in the public eye when she took part in the 2008 Putri Indonesia Pageant, in which she was noted as a favorite contestant.
She has starred several movies, including 5 cm, 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa (99 Lights in the European Sky), Supernova, and Surga yang Tak Dirindukan (a heaven unmissed).
Raline graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor of arts in political science.
The Malaysian aviation company planned to integrate its South-East Asian business, kompas.com reported, but its plans were not in accordance with Indonesian regulations.
AirAsia has regional branches in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, while its hub is based in Kuala Lumpur. - The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network