Malaysian Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines, has appointed Badrul Hisham bin Yusoff as Chief Risk Officer with effect from the 1st of December 2016.

In his new role as Chief Risk Officer, he will continue to strategize and oversee the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive and effective Risk Management framework within the organization.

Badrul Hisham began his career with Malaysia Airlines in 1980 after graduating from the Philippine Aviation School in Pasay City, Manila. During his tenure as a line pilot, Badrul Hisham has operated various aircraft types ranging from the Fokker 27 to the latest Airbus 380.

Badrul Hisham has also held various management positions within the organization such as Chief Pilot (training and standards) from 2011 to 2012, Vice President, Corporate Safety from 2013 to 2014 and most recently Senior Vice President / Head of Corporate Safety from 2014 to 2015. As the Head of Corporate Safety, he played a key role in introducing and driving Safety Risk Management within the organization. He also designed and implemented the MAS Safety Risk Register.

MAG CEO, Peter Bellew said: “In all of this, his main focus will be to champion and drive Risk Management into becoming not only a management tool but also an integral part of MAG’s culture.”

On the 30th of November 2016 Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) reported that it showed steady progress in the period July to September 2016 (third quarter - Q3), with cost control continuing to be the central focus and the airline on target to deliver ahead of budget.  The quarter saw a marked improvement in revenue and passenger loads.

According to the company, MAG organizes four distinct business segments namely Air Transportation Services, Ground Services, Aircraft Leasing and Talent Development.

Malaysia Airlines now operates a fleet of 77 aircraft and serves 55 destinations across Southeast Asia, North and South Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe.