Khazanah approves accelerated appointment of Mueller as MAS CEO

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KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 20): Khazanah Nasional Bhd has approved a request by national airline Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) for the accelerated appointment of Christoph Mueller as managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of MAS.

In a statement, the government’s strategic investment fund said it has received a letter dated March 20, 2015, from the board of MAS, requesting for the accelerated appointment and consequent variations relating to conditions for the restructuring of the airline that was set by Khazanah previously.

Mueller is currently the CEO of Irish airline Aer Lingus Plc and his contract with the Aer Lingus is slated to end on May 1.