KUALA LUMPUR (XF News) - Malaysia Airlines System Bhd's managing director Ahmad Fuaad Dahalan, 55, has resigned effective today, the company said in a statement to the stock exchange.
No reasons were given.
The retirement age in Malaysia is 55 years.
Ahmad Fuaad was appointed as MAS' managing director on April 1, 2004.
In a separate statement, MAS said Azmil Zahruddin Raja Abdul Aziz has been redesignated as executive director from being non-executive director.
Azmil is currently the managing director and chief executive officer of Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd, parent of MAS.
At a media briefing announcing MAS' first quarter results, the national carrier's chairman Munir Majid said the company will begin a search for a new managing director but that in the interim he, as the chairman, will assume the responsibilities of the position.