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Tony Fernandes

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Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia in 2001 and democratising air travel in the region. Trained in accountancy, Fernandes has spearheaded a digital transformation of AirAsia Group in recent years, and expanded into sectors including logistics, travel, financial services, food, education, and health services. He has received numerous honours and awards including the Commander of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (2011), Honour of the Commander of the British Empire (2011), and the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur (2017).

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