Neelofa first woman director of AirAsia

Just a short one if you don’t mind, a few items about first this and first that. Nothing serious, though. First of all, Neelofa became the first woman director of AirAsia when she was appointed a non-executive independent director of AirAsia. Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor – that’s her full name – is, as you very well know, a successful businesswoman, an actress, and a TV host. She was appointed to the board of directors on December 2017.

Neelofa with Tan Sri Tony. Image from

Make no mistake: Neelofa is not the first ever woman director in Malaysia. Other women had been appointed directors well before this, but in this story, Neelofa is the first woman appointed as non-executive independent director of AirAsia. Of AirAsia. Of AirAsia, ok?

Next item. It’s about something else. It might happen, it might not happen, nobody knows what the future holds, right? But if it happened, then sometime in April or May this year i.e. after the general elections, Tun Mahathir would be the first person to hold the position of Prime Minister two times. Twice. Or that is what his supporters are saying and wishing for.

a First for Neelofa

First this and First that

Tun Mahathir was Malaysia’s prime minister for 22 years from 1981 to 2003. the 93-year-old is now leading a coalition of Opposition parties to take over the federal government in the coming 14th General Election.

Enough about Neelofa and Tun Mahathir. Before we end this story, let’s go to two more Firsts:

Alice Wells joined the Los Angeles police department in September 1910. That made Miss Wells the world’s first policewoman.

Hillary Clinton almost became the USA’s first woman president. But she lost to Donald Trump and so she did not become one. She would have, I think, had enough women voted for her. Speaking of women voters, in 1893, women in New Zealand were the first to be given that right, not the Americans. American women got their right only 20 years later.


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