Malaysia Airlines chairman to leave by end of this year


Mohammed Nor Md Yusof, chairman of Malaysia Airlines Bhd., is planning to leave the state-owned carrier by the end of this year, people familiar with the matter said.
Mohammed Nor, who was named chairman of Malaysian pilgrims fund Lembaga Tabung Haji in July, plans to focus on that role after leaving the airline, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. He joined Malaysia Airlines as chairman in August 2011, after an earlier stint as managing director from 2001 to 2004.
The airline has been seeking to transform itself since Khazanah Nasional Bhd. took it private in 2014 following two tragic incidents — one of its planes vanished over the Indian Ocean and another was shot down over Ukraine. While revenues have been rising over the past year, a pilot shortage, escalating fuel prices and foreign-exchange volatility have hampered growth, the company said in August.
Representatives for Malaysia Airlines and Khazanah declined to comment. Mohammed Nor previously served as chairman of Malaysia’s securities reg-ulator as well as CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, the country’s second-biggest lender by assets.

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