Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), has a new Group Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Peter Bellew, who took over from Christoph Mueller as part of an accelerated leadership transition.
Mueller stepped down on 1 July. Bellow will now take over the execution of Malaysia Airlines’ turnaround plan and provide further momentum for the overall restructuring effort, as set out by Khazanah in its 12-point MAS Recovery Plan.
“Peter has been a key figure in the airline’s senior management team responsible for executing the biggest and fastest transformation in our history. He is an exceptional leader and has been an invaluable contributor to the transformation of the airline over the last 10 months,” said Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, Chairman of MAG and MAB. “In this regard, Peter’s appointment will pave the way for a smooth transition to ensure the continued success of our national airline. I would like to thank Christoph for all the work begun under his leadership, which has seen the airline set on a path towards reclaiming its position among the world’s leading airlines.”
Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), the sole shareholder of MAG, has approved the leadership changes.
Mueller will remain available to the company until the end of his notice period (9 September).
An Irish national, Bellew joined MAB from Ryanair Ltd., where he left as Director of Flight Operations responsible for 72 bases operating a total of 320 aircraft.