KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 2): Former Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) CEO Datuk Captain Chester Voo Chee Soon has joined the board of Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand).
Voo’s appointment as BLand’s CEO for group aviation took effect on Thursday (Feb 2), and he will oversee the airlines under Berjaya namely Berjaya Air, Asia Jet and Rafflesia Airways, BLand said in a statement.
Voo is a veteran in the aviation industry with 29 years of experience. He was the CEO of CAAM from June 2020 until December 2022.
He commenced his career as a pilot with Malaysia Airlines in 1993, before subsequently joining AirAsia in 2008.
“Voo has a solid track record in the aviation industry. With his vast experience and acumen, I am confident that the group’s aviation business is in good hands under Voo to expand and grow,” said Berjaya Corp Bhd founder and chairman Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
Meanwhile, BLand deputy executive chairman Syed Ali Shahul Hameed commented: “His extensive experience and knowledge will be a great asset to us and I look forward to having him to lead the group aviation to greater heights.”
Shares of BLand slipped half a sen or 1.85% to 26.5 sen on Thursday, valuing the group at RM1.33 billion.