In July 2007, Azran was appointed as CEO of AirAsia X. He led the start-up team that developed the business plan, raised capital, secured relevant licenses, and led the growth from one aircraft to twenty, an annual revenue size of US$1 billion, and in July 2013, becoming the first ever long-haul LCC airline to be taken public.

Prior to his appointment, Azran was formerly the Senior Director of Business Development for Astro All Asia Networks plc, where he led the start-up and operational launch of Astro’s international investments and joint ventures across Southeast Asia, India and Greater China.

Azran was also formerly an Associate Partner of McKinsey & Company.

He holds a Masters degree in Management Science and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

He is 42 years young, a competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, snowboarder, and an Ironman triathlete.

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