Ms. Aireen Omar
As President and the Chief Executive Officer of RedBeat Capital, Aireen Omar, female, 48, is responsible for Capital A's ventures builder pillar (Ventures) strategy, promoting innovation throughout the Group and encouraging collaboration across AirAsia's businesses and markets.
She is also a Non-Executive Director of Tune Protect Group Berhad.
Aireen joined AirAsia in January 2006 as Director of Corporate Finance. Her portfolio expanded rapidly to include Insurance, Treasury, Fuel Procurement and Investor Relations functions. Taking on these roles, she was instrumental in shaping the development of AirAsia into one of the fastest growing and most highly-acclaimed airlines globally. In 2012, Aireen was appointed as AirAsia Berhad's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
She began her career at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc, where she served as an Associate from 1997-2000 in New York and London, her last position being at the Equity Arbitrage Proprietary Trading Desk focusing on international equities, equity derivatives and equity-linked products. After returning to Malaysia in 2001, she served in several major local financial institutions including the Maybank Group, the country's largest banking and financial services group.
Her accolades include Outstanding CEO Achievement Award by Malaysian Women of Excellence, Corporate Treasurer's 25 Most Influential Women in Treasury, Masterclass Woman CEO of the Year by Selangor Excellence Business Awards, Eminent Leaders in Asia at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES), and APAC CEO of the Year 2017 by Aviation 100 Awards. Under her leadership, AirAsia was awarded Digital Transformer of the Year in Malaysia at the IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) 2019.
Aireen is an Economics graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a Master's in Economics from New York University.