MASkargo has announced the resignation of Mohd Yunus Idris as the company’s CEO effective from 10 June 2014. In a statement Malaysia Airlines said Yunus had “accomplished much in his 30 year tenure with Malaysia Airlines Group,” but did not say why Idris was leaving. Those familiar with the cargo division told Payload Asia that Idris’ contract was due to expire but no renewal had been forthcoming, prompting him to resign. They also indicated it could be a sign of further changes within the cargo division which has been plagued with vendor issues, an ongoing soft market and stiff competition.
The Air Freight Forwarders Association Malaysia (Afam) had written to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya lamenting service levels at its cargo arm’s Advanced Cargo Centre (ACC), which it said has not normalised since a manpower transition took place at the end of last year. The association said service levels have been greatly affected by the no show of the staff of the appointed vendors which resulted in a shortage of manpower to carry out the operations required to deliver satisfactory service levels.
Idris began his career with the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Group as a property controller based in the company’s Kuala Lumpur office before joining the cargo division as cargo project and planning manager in 1994 where he was responsible for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) cargo development project. He was then held various positions within MASkargo before ultimately being appointed CEO in August 2012.