The Board of Malaysia Airlines has announced the appointment of Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as the Managing Director of the airline effective 19 September 2011. Encik Mohammed Rashdan remains as the Executive Director reporting to the Managing Director. Ahmad Jauhari, aged 56 is currently a Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad. He takes over from Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin who left last August. Prior to his appointment in MAS, Encik Ahmad Jauhari was Managing Director/CEO of Premium Renewable Energy (M) Sdn Bhd. He has had a vast and diverse working experience in various industries which includes oil & gas, publication, engineering, power and energy.
He started his career with ESSO Malaysia Berhad before joining The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad, where he rose to the rank of Senior Group General Manager, Production and Circulation in 1990. In 1992, he went to become Deputy Managing Director and was subsequently made Managing Director of Time Engineering Berhad in the same year. He then served as the Managing Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad and Malakoff Berhad. Ahmad Jauhari is also not new in managing organizations on the international front as he had also served as Director and Chairman of Executive Committee of Central Electricity Generating Company Limited (Jordan) and a Director of Shuaibah Expansion Project Company Limited (Saudi Arabia). He is also the former Honorary President of Penjanabebas (Association of Independent Power Producers in Malaysia).
Ahmad Jauhari holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.