Capital A ( formerly known as AirAsia Group ) announced the appointment of Surina Shukri, as Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The appointment is effective as of 31 January 2022.

Puan Surina was the former Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the lead government agency for digital economy development.

She was recently named among the World's 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance in the inaugural Agile 50 list by Apolitical & World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Agile Governance. Her appointment brings over two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies and industries in both private and public sectors.

Independent Non Executive Director Surina Shukri said: “I feel incredibly honoured to join the Board of Capital A. I’ve always admired AirAsia for its resilience, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. The last two years have been the most difficult and disrupted years in the history of commercial aviation, yet AirAsia has continued to innovate and transform from an airline into a one-stop digital travel and lifestyle services group. With a strong leadership team in place, bolstered by a strong group of new independent directors, I’m excited to help build the company into a global champion.

“This is the most exciting time to join AirAsia as it embarks on its next revolution embracing the digital era. ”

The decision to bring in the seasoned Malaysian Executive serves to underscore Capital A’s commitment and strategic focus on increasing market competitiveness of its new businesses, including airasia Super App and its e-commerce ventures.

CEO of Capital A Tony Fernandes said: “We are delighted to welcome Surina onboard, who brings a wealth of experience and is a recognised and respected thought leader in the areas of digital transformation, innovation, diversity and inclusion. She is also a strong advocate of women empowerment, speaking at over 150 high-level engagements to date. It’s fantastic to see like-minded industry leaders such as Surina joining Capital A. Bringing strategic knowledge and expertise as we expand and charter exponential growth as a globally recognised tech company with a mission to bring greater value to people’s lives.”