YCM CEO Series 30: Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X

For YCM CEO Series 30, we have the privilege of hosting Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X

Date: Monday, 21st March 2011
Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Dress Code: Just turn up in your working clothes :)
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel (formerly Nikko Hotel), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Light food and beverages will be provided, FOC!


In July 2007, Azran was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X, the world’s first truly low-cost long-haul airline. He led the start-up team that developed the business plan, raised capital, secured relevant licenses and approvals, acquired aircraft and launched AirAsia X’s first inaugural flight to the Gold Coast, Australia in November 2007.

Prior to his appointment, Azran was formerly the Senior Director of Business Development for Astro All Asia Networks plc, a leading Asian digital satellite television and radio broadcaster, where he led the start-up and operational launch of Astro’s international investments and joint ventures across Southeast Asia, India and Greater China – having oversight management responsibility for a portfolio of over US$300 million invested in these businesses.
Azran was formerly an Associate Partner of McKinsey & Company, an international management consultancy, where he co-led its Southeast Asia Corporate Finance & Strategy practice.
He holds a Master’s degree in Management Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University.

He is 39 years young, a competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, a keen surfer and snowboarder, and has completed several full marathons.

A prolific international speaker, he has been invited as one of the Young Leaders at the 2010 World Islamic Economic Forum and represented Malaysia as one of Asia Society’s 2009 Asia 21 Delegates. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO)

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