Malaysia Airlines has announced senior leadership changes as it seeks new transformation initiatives to turn around the ailing business.

It named Bryan Foong Chee Yeong as group chief strategy officer, effective August 1.

Foon’s responsibilities include oversight of network and fleet planning as well as overall strategy for the business.

Foong was previously head of strategy in the old MAS business prior to its troubles in 2014.

His first stint at the airline lasted from 2007 to 2011.

He was most recently at Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels, a subsidiary of the airline’s operator Khazanah.

 

As Foong returns to the fold, Malaysia Airlines group CEO Izham Ismail announced the departure of group chief revenue officer, Ignatius Ong Ming Choy.

“Ignatius is leaving Malaysia Airlines to take on a bigger role in corporate Malaysia, which is consistent with my aspiration to create leaders not just for MAG, but also for the country,” the CEO said.

An executive search for Ong’s replacement is underway, Izham said.