Malaysia Aviation appoints Luqman as new COO of Malaysia Airlines Berhad
January 30, 2018: Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) recently appointed Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi as the new chief operations officer (COO) of Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). He is expected to join on February 1.
Azmi will succeed former COO Izham Ismail who has been promoted as Group CEO of Malaysia Airlines Berhad. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Syracuse University.
Said Izham: 'We welcome Luqman in our group. He is a home-grown talent who started his career with the Malaysia Airlines as a management trainee. With over two decades of stint with our group, Luqman has vast knowledge and expertise to lead our operations and engineering divisions. Armed with six-sigma training and recently completed Business Leader Development Programme from the University of Oxford, I am confident that he is well equipped to take on challenges to bring two key functions to the new level of efficiency.'
Earlier, Luqman was employed with MAB Kargo as CEO, which is the cargo subsidiary of MAG, a role he held since September 2015. He was responsible for the strategic formulation and development of the group's cargo business strategies and direction.
During his tenure, MAB Kargo witnessed a growth of 18 percent in its business volume through freighter network realignment and strategic partnerships.
Luqman led a transformation programme for MAB Kargo that further strengthened its position as the leading air cargo carrier in Malaysia. It includes digital transformation to capitalise on the growth of e-commerce business in the region.
During his stint with MAB Kargo, Luqman served in various positions, comprising cargo terminal operations, system operations and sales. He was instrumental in developing and implementing cargo processes for the Advanced Cargo Centre in KLIA, besides the Penang Cargo Centre.