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Paul Simmons Appointed As Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer

Malaysia Airlines yesterday officially announced the appointment of Paul Simmons as Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Paul is expected to commence his new role by the 1st December 2015.

Paul Simmons is currently Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer and will Kuala Lumour based Malaysia Airlines in January 2016. Photo Credit: buyingbusinesstravel
Paul Simmons is currently Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer and will join Kuala Lumour based Malaysia Airlines to take up same role. Photo Credit: buyingbusinesstravel

Announcing the appointment, MAS’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said “On behalf of the management team, I am pleased to welcome Paul to Malaysia Airlines. Paul brings with him over 28 years of experience in sales and marketing, with his last 8 years focusing on the airlines industry. In his position he will focus on re-establishing our brand as a leading airline and developing services that will exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations.

Prior to his appointment Paul was the Chief Commercial Officer for Flybe, United Kingdom. He was formerly the Regional General Manager, UK (2009 – 2013) and Head of Brand Marketing, Products and Distribution (2006 – 2008) for Easy Jet.

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Malaysian Airline System is a major airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia as well as a handful of destinations in Europe and Oceania. . Photo Credit:

Commenting on his appointment Paul said “I am delighted to be joining Malaysia Airlines as Chief Commercial Officer at such a pivotal point in the airline’s history. There is clearly a big challenge ahead, but the opportunity for the company is very clear, and equally exciting. I’m looking forward to working with the whole team to make the future vision a reality.”

Paul spent five years in the hotel industry. He was the EVP Sales and Marketing for Oberoi Group of Hotels in India (2004 – 2006) and VP of Global Intercontinental Brand for Intercontinental Hotel Group in UK. (2001-2003)

Paul started his career in the FMCG industry, working for prestigious organizations like Procter and Gamble Heath and Beauty Care UK, S.C. Johnson Wax UK and Kellogg Marketing and Sales Company, UK.

Paul holds a Bachelor Degree in Politics from University of Nottingham, UK.

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