Tony Fernandes honoured at Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award Dinner 2017

Tony Fernandes honoured at Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award Dinner 2017


AirAsia Group CEO recognised for promotion of ASEAN integration and outstanding business leadership success.


The Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, was presented with the prestigious Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award on Monday during a gala dinner in Hong Kong.

The award, issued annually by Asia House, aims to recognise individuals who have demonstrated exemplary business leadership and driven positive economic and social change.

Under Mr Fernandes’ leadership, AirAsia has transformed from a two-aircraft operation into a carrier transporting 73 million people each year.

As Group CEO of AirAsia, which operates in many ASEAN countries, Mr Fernandes has consistently championed greater integration within region – one of the reasons he was selected for the Asian Business Leaders Award.

In a humorous and inspiring acceptance speech, Tony outlined the moments in his life that pushed him to success, and outlined a vision for a stronger and better-connected ASEAN.

Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group and winner of the Asian Business Leaders Award in 2015, delivered an entertaining celebratory speech during the dinner, which was attended by leading figures from governments, business and the media.

The Award was presented to Mr Fernandes by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Chairman of Asia House.

Held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the dinner followed Asia House’s successful conference, Asia Trade in the New Global Order, that took place in Hong Kong earlier on Monday.