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Malaysia Airlines chief no stranger to tough challenges

To try to turn things around at MAS, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund and the controlling shareholder of MAS, hand-picked Mr Ahmad in 2011 to lead the company at a tumultuous period. He set out to return MAS to profitability by this year by focusing on filling seats and increasing staff productivity. Last October, his contract was renewed for another three years. People who know him from when he was Malakoff managing director said he had been chosen for his ability to make tough decisions.

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