About Us / Senior Management
YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin Hj Kasim – Executive Chairman
YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin Hj Kasim is MAVCOM’s new Executive Chairman and was appointed on 4 May 2020. He was first appointed as Commissioner of MAVCOM on 1 March 2016, while serving in his capacity as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transport. He had also served as the Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Human Resources. Prior to his retirement from the Malaysian Civil Service in November 2019, he served as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Federal Territories. YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Saripuddin holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from the University of Malaya, Advanced Diploma in Public Management from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and a Masters of Business Administration (Corporate Finance) from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Raja Azmi bin Raja Nazuddin – Chief Operating Officer
Raja Azmi is currently MAVCOM’s Chief Operating Officer, leading the management team in its industry development and regulatory efforts. Prior to his appointment, he was the Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. Raja Azmi was also the Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of a leading real estate and property company, UDA Holdings Berhad.
He started his career in 1987 with Coopers & Lybrand Malaysia and later worked in Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad as an Internal Auditor and Marketing Consultant. His other work experience includes serving as Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of Zelan Berhad, Group Finance Director of UEM Group Berhad and Executive Director of Time Engineering Berhad. He also held positions as the Chief Financial Officer of Tronoh Consolidated Malaysia Berhad and Group Financial Controller of Sapura Telecommunications Berhad.
Raja Azmi is a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Germal Singh Khera – Director, Aviation Development
Germal leads the Aviation Development team in MAVCOM. His time in the aviation industry includes 34 years with Malaysia Airlines, with his last position as the Senior Vice President of International and Government Affairs. Germal joined AirAsia Bhd. in 2014 as Head of Regulatory and Airport Relations. Germal has also served on a range of aviation committees and agency boards, including as a committee member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) / Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Aeropolitical Committees, Oneworld Management Committee and the Chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives in Malaysia. He holds a Bachelors of Arts (Economics) from the University of Malaya and a Masters of Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of London.
Pushpalatha Subramaniam – Director, Consumer Affairs
As MAVCOM’s Director of Consumer Affairs, Pushpa manages the resolution mechanism for consumer complaints and directs initiatives related to raising awareness amongst consumers of their rights in the aviation services sector. Pushpa has more than 25 years of experience in the airline industry with deep expertise in managing consumer affairs. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President in charge of consumer affairs in Malaysia Airlines and later Head of Customer Experience with Standard Chartered Bank in Malaysia. Pushpa holds a Bachelor Degree in Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. She also spent 5 years on the Board of the Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association (WACRA).
Dr. Wan Khatina Nawawi – Director, Economics
Khatina joins the MAVCOM team as the Director of Economics. Previously the Director of Research at the Khazanah Research Institute, Khatina has a strong background in research and economics and has held various notable senior positions, being a former Economic Advisor to the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), a Director of Research and Investment Strategy at Khazanah Nasional Bhd. and a Senior Regional Economist at the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) of the Prime Minister’s Department.
She was also a Regional Economist at SG Research, part of the Societe Generale Banking Group. Khatina graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Asian Economies and Economics History from the University of Melbourne, possesses an MBA specialising in Strategy and Public Sector Management from Melbourne Business School; an MPA from Harvard University; MA in Economics for Competition Law and PhD in Competition Law from King’s College London.