In September this year, Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Christoph Mueller will resign from his position of CEO. According to a press statement, Mueller, the first non-Malaysian CEO of the carrier, requested to leave before the end of his three-year contract due to “changing personal circumstances.”
Mueller joined Malaysia Airline on the first of January 2015 as a Non-Executive Director. He became CEO exactly two months later. He helped the airline recover from deadly disasters MH370 and MH17 in 2014. Mueller said:
I am proud of what we have achieved as a team in such a short time and that the hard work of all of our employees is already showing the first signs of success. The airline has been restructured and repositioned to regain its leading position in customer experience and to continue to connect Malaysia with the world. I am confident that the company is now on the right track to succeed in its next phase of growth under a new CEO
Khazanah Nasional Berhad, owner of Malaysia Airlines, highlighted Mueller’s work, who, “has laid the groundwork, put in place a strong management team, and undertaken the necessary measures and initiatives that have produced encouraging signs of progress on Malaysia Airline’s path to recovery, as called for under the five-year 12-point MAS Recovery Plan (“MRP”).” The company said in a statement. The airline is searching for a new CEO.