Malaysia Airlines appoints new comms chief

Malaysia Airlines has announced the appointment of two leadership position, Faridah Hashim as Head of Corporate Communications as well as Laurent Recoura as Head of Sales.

In announcing the appointments, Malaysia Airlines CEO, Christoph Mueller, said, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of new leadership team members who will join us very soon and provide important input towards shaping our new airline.”

Faridah Hashim brings with her over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and management capacities and will be assisting the company in implementing strategic communication plans with its diverse stakeholders.

She joins Malaysia Airlines from her previous role as head of corporate communications for Axiata Group Berhad.

Prior to that, she was Director / PR Consultant at Media Business Network and at Hill & Knowlton, UK. She started her career in broadcasting and served as a broadcast journalist in ASTRO All Asia Networks.

Faridah holds an MA Honours in Art History from the University of Edinburgh and an MA Honours Communications and Technology from Brunel University, London.