AirAsia names new boss

JAKARTA, 11 November 2019; AirAsia has named Veranita Yosephine Sinaga as CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT AirAsia Indonesia Tbk (AAID).

Talking over from Dendy Kurniawan, the appointment is effective immediately.

As a member of AirAsia’s senior leadership team, Veranita will be responsible for the company’s airline operations in Indonesia, delivering on its mission to keep flying affordable.

AirAsia Indonesia Commissioner Pin Harris said, “Veranita joins AirAsia at an exciting time. In recent years, AirAsia Indonesia has seen significant progress, including the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft and a fast-growing network expansion programme.”

AirAsia Group president (Airlines) Bo Lingam said, “Veranita is the right person to lead AirAsia Indonesia into the future, given her exceptional commercial acumen, distinctive leadership and collaborative spirit. Indonesia remains at the heart of our ASEAN strategy, and now more than ever, we remain committed to supporting tourism and economic drivers in the region by providing affordable air connectivity.”

Veranita joined AirAsia Indonesia as deputy CEO in July 2019, bringing with her more than 18 years of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales experience. Prior to joining AirAsia, Veranita served as sales director at Kraft Heinz Indonesia, where she led and orchestrated multiple commercial growth initiatives. She also worked with Danone Waters Indonesia and British American Tobacco Indonesia.

Commenting on her appointment, she said, “ I could not be more proud to be part of AirAsia’s living embodiment of giving people the opportunity to dream. I look forward to working with our amazing Allstars and together, writing the next chapter of the company’s growth story in Indonesia.”

AirAsia Indonesia operates a fleet of 27 aircraft on more than 1,100 weekly domestic and international flights from its hubs in Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bali and Lombok.