Malaysia Airlines today announced the promotion of Mr Lee Poh Kait (PK Lee) to Regional Manager for Australia, New Zealand, the South West Pacific and ASEAN to deliver on the company’s plan for profitable growth, effective 1 September 2015.
In this role, Mr Lee will oversee all of Southeast Asia in addition to his current area of Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific.
During his 25-year career, Mr Lee has served in a variety of senior management, marketing and sales positions across Australia, Japan, China and Malaysia, including the past eight years with Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said, “PK is one of the top sales and marketing executives in the aviation industry. His knowledge, passion and strong relationships with staff and partners make him the best person to lead our new company forward.”
Prior to joining Malaysia Airlines, PK worked for Canon in Malaysia for 17 years, rounding out his time there as Assistant General Manager at Lens Manufacturing 5 Division, overseeing a team of 700 workers.
Mr Lee holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in International Business from the University of South Australia. He is also a master trainer and practitioner of the ‘lean manufacturing system’ established by Toyota.
Malaysia Airlines also announced Bennet Michael Stephens as Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific. Mr Stephens was formerly Commercial Route Manager for Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and North Asia and has over 28 years of experience with airlines such as KLM, Gulf Air, Oman Air and Kenya Airways.