KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 16, 2019: AirAsia has appointed Jun Aida as representative director and chief operating officer (COO) of AirAsia Japan Co. Ltd. effective January 1.
He takes over from Jenny Mayuko Wakana who will step down at the end of this month. Jun is a member of AirAsia’s senior leadership team.
“As an experienced aircraft engineer and executive manager, Jun brings with him extensive management experience across various industries. We see tremendous potential in Japan and now is the time to catapult AirAsia Japan into its next phase of growth and success,” AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a statement today.
Jun joined the group as senior advisor in 2017 and prior to that was managing director for Phoenix Resort Co. Ltd., besides holding senior management roles in various multi-national companies.
He has a degree in aeronautical engineering from Northrop University in the United States and aircraft mechanic and private pilot licences from the US Federal Aviation Administration. — Bernama