Sim Siew Shan
Siew Shan is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with 2 decades of Experience in the finance field which believe that accountants are not bean counters but key business partners in an organisation. She believe a deep understanding of business processes and keeping updated in the technical developments in the finance world whilst keeping a keen eye on current economic environment shifts will enable the merging of a financial advice with commercial viability.
She started as the Group Financial Controller for AirAsia Group Berhad in August 2018 and is promoted as the CFO of AirAsia Berhad in November 2019 and subsequently to Airasia Aviation Group CFO in July 2021. As part of her role, she oversees the finance operations and actively involved in the strategies for all airlines under AirAsia whilst navigating the Group through the pandemic by safeguarding its liquidity and fund raising exercises.
Before joining AirAsia, she was the Head of Finance in KLCC Group of Companies which oversees the entire range of financial related activities. KLCC Group practices shared services whereby all the different businesses within the Group shares the same finance function. In this respect, the finance team she leads needs to be agile to meet the different specific needs of different businesses within the Group.
Prior to joining KLCC, she had spent a 2 year stint with a Khazanah investment subsidiaries which is newly start up to invest in Desaru, Johor through building a range of resorts, hotels and golf courses. Her experiences in maneuvering through these different needs was attributed to her more than 10 years working experience as an auditor with Ernst & Young.