AirAsia subsidiary Philippines AirAsia has appointed a new Chairman of the Board as the company seeks to sustain its growth. Lawyer Joseph Omar Alday Castillo was appointed effective September 1 to lead the company. Atty. Jomar Castillo previously headed the transport process outsourcing practices of Puyat, Jacinto, and Santos law firm. Recently, PLDT executive Ricky Isla was appointed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
In a statement, AirAsia Group Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “We’re delighted to welcome Atty Castillo as Chairman of the Board during this period of exciting growth for AirAsia. Atty Castillo brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision to the airline business, and we are confident that the company will continue to thrive under his leadership.”
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank Marianne ‘Maan’ Hontiveros for her years with AirAsia. She pioneered AirAsia in the Philippines as CEO in 2011 with only two aircraft. She eventually chaired the Philippine board in 2014, and since then we have grown beyond expectation," said Kamarudin.
Under the lead of Atty. Castillo, the company is strategizing to keep its growth trajectory. Philippines AirAsia is looking to increase its fleet from 23 to 50 in the next coming years.