Tuesday 23 Apr 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 7): Capital A has announced a blueprint to grow its digital businesses under the leadership of its president of commercial Colin Currie, who has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of airasia Digital.

At the same time, Capital A’s head of investments John Cheing has been appointed chief financial officer for airasia Digital and airasia Super App, effective March 1.

“I have full confidence in commercial president of Capital A, Colin Currie to take the CEO role for airasia Digital given his past experience of leading Adidas to record-breaking growth in the regional market he managed. He will be heading a competent team to create stronger synergy and a better user experience in travel and payment by forging a closer collaboration between the airasia Super App and BigPay platforms for users within the Capital A ecosystem,” said  Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes in a statement on Tuesday (March 7).

“John’s experience as the head of investments for Capital A and his close involvement especially with the strategic planning of airasia Super App will also be beneficial in his new role as the CFO for airasia Digital. Both Colin and John will work closely with me to scale our digital business portfolio up,” he added.

Currie said he believes that Capital A’s digital journey has much more room for growth as the group aims to become one of the leading travel superapps within Asean and beyond.

“I look forward to working with John whose strong financial knowledge and experience will help drive strategic goals, deliver value and ultimately bring our digital businesses to new heights while ensuring we continue to be profitable,” said Currie.

The airasia Super App is the one-stop travel, e-commerce and fintech platform business of Capital A offering consumers over 15 lines of products and services.

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