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Malaysia Aviation Group appoints Dersenish Aresandiran as its Chief Commercial Officer

Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) recently appointed Dersenish Aresandiran (Dersi) as its new chief commercial officer of its airlines, effective 1 July 2023. With over 16 years of experience, Dersi will play a significant role in shaping the commercial strategy and direction for MAG airlines – Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MASwings.

Dersi has previously been associated with Malaysia Airlines in another capacity – as the Global Head of Revenue Management & Commercial Planning – from March 2018 to July 2021. Besides Malaysia Airlines, he has also had stints at Qatar Airways and Air Asia.

Commenting on his appointment, Dersi said, “I am elated to embark on a new chapter of my career with MAG. Following my fruitful association with Malaysia Airlines in the past, I am all geared-up to forge a meaningful relationship in this new role. In addition to monitoring and driving the commercial strategy for MAG’s airlines, I will aim to help the organisation reach newer heights as we together implement the Long-Term Business Plan (LTBP2.0).”

Congratulating Dersi on his appointment, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Chief Executive Officer of Airlines, said, “I am delighted to extend a welcome back to Dersi, on behalf of MAG. He has been a reputed leader in the aviation industry, having successfully implemented swift and diverse changes across markets. With his rich and diverse experience, I am confident that he will prove to be a key asset for our organisation.”

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