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"He started his career with Virgin Group before joining Warner Music International London. He was transferred back to Malaysia at the age of 27 to head Warner Music Malaysia. He spent 12 years with Warner Music Malaysia, with his last position being the Asean vice president.

In December 2001, he formed AirAsia, Asia's first low-cost carrier, together with his three partners.

In just five years, the airline had formed two successful joint ventures in Thailand and Indonesia, expanded its fleet from two to 46, and now flies to over 40 destinations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Macau, China, the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia and Vietnam." (, 2006)

Tony Fernandes
Founder and CEO of budget airline Air Asia has been placed 15th. richest man in Malaysia by Malaysian Business times. His estimated wealth: RM 763 million. Imitating US South West airline, he successfully turnaround a bankrupt airline with 11 million debts which he apparently bought for 26 cents, only. How on earth he could convince former PM Mahathir?
1987 Graduating from the London School of Economics
1987 to 1989
An accountant for Richard Branson's Virgin Records
2001 CEO, Air Asia
2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006
source:, Nanban
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