Group CEO of AirAsia and co-founder Tune Group
Tony Fernandes is one of Asia’s best-known, and most charismatic, entrepreneurs. In 2001 he acquired AirAsia turning it into the hugely successful budget airline that it is today, carrying 50 million passengers a year to 120 different destinations and democratising air travel in Asia.
The face of Apprentice Asia, chairman of Queen’s Park Rangers FC, and owner of many other businesses, he is without doubt an exceptional leader with a hands-on approach to business. In FLYING HIGH, his long-awaited memoir, he shares his inspiring story.
Tony was born in Kuala Lumpur and educated at Epsom College, Surrey. A qualified accountant he worked for Virgin Communications and Warner Music before acquiring AirAsia in 2001.
He was awarded the CBE in 2011, and has been honoured by the King of Malaysia, as well as receiving numerous business accolades.