Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who is the founder of Tune Air Sdn. Bhd, has been awarded the Fourth Pillar Award by the US-Asean Business Council (USABC) for his contribution towards the growth of Asean and the US-Asean relationship.
The award was presented by Keith Williams, Chairman of the US-Asean business council, at the Asean Economic Community Conference 2016 dinner in San Francisco.
|Tony Fernandes received the honour at San Fancisco.
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“The Fourth Pillar Award is presented to a person or organisation representing the “fourth pillar”, a person that has made an extraordinary contribution towards the growth of Asean as well as fostering better U.S.-Asean relationship,” read the statement.
|Tony Fernandes introduced the first budget no-frills, budget airline, AirAsia.
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Tony hopes that the ten member countries’ governments will come together and cooperate as harmonisation can allow a more efficient use of resources.