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Mumbai: Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Bhd’s chief executive and founder, said on Sunday that the board of AirAsia (India) Pvt. Ltd has appointed a chief executive officer.

“The board of AirAsia India has approved and appointed a CEO for AirAsia India. He will be a revelation. Thrilled to have him on board," Fernandes wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter but did not name the top executive.

Fernandes did not reply to the text messages and calls seeking comments. Mint could not immediately contact Tata Group executives.

On 5 March, Fernandes had written on Twitter that he had “selected the CEO for AirAsia India. A very smart boy from the South, Madras. An amazing CV…will impress all."

The government last month cleared AirAsia’s proposal to invest 80.98 crore in a domestic passenger airline that it plans to launch jointly with Tata Sons Ltd, marking the clearance of the project’s first step before seeking a licence to operate.

AirAsia will hold a 49% stake in the Indian venture while Tata Sons will own 30% and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace Pvt. Ltd the rest.

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