The University of Cambodia (UC) has named its
business school after AirAsia Group CEO,
The Tony Fernandes School of Business is located on the eighth floor of the main campus building.
A lecture hall in the same
building, which will be used for hosting conferences, workshops
and seminars, was also christened after AirAsia.
Fernandes had earlier been conferred an Honorary Doctorate in
Management by the university at SEATV Studio for revolutionising air travel in ASEAN and facilitating regional
integration through greater connectivity.
University of Cambodia Founder, Chairman and President HE Dr Kao
Kim Hourn said, “It is a privilege to name this school after Tony,
in honour of his outstanding success as an entrepreneur. What
makes him truly exceptional is that, despite his many
achievements, he remains humble and down-to-earth, demonstrating
compassion for others through his philanthropy and support for
sports. We hope that by bringing Cambodia and Malaysia closer, we
can further strengthen the fraternal relations between our two
countries in years to come.”
AirAsia operates five routes to Phnom Penh
and Siem Reap - with a sixth to Sihanoukville to begin from next month -
connecting Cambodia to the rest of ASEAN and beyond with just one
stop via Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok to more than 120 destinations in
Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US.
AirAsia Group CEO Tan
Sri Tony Fernandes said, "What an amazing honour to be recognised
by The University of Cambodia. I'm not sure I deserve to have a
school named after me but I hope the students here will be
inspired by what they can achieve if they believe the
unbelievable, dream the impossible and never take no for an
Tony Fernandes (AirAsia) and Gary Chapman (Emirates) Talk Aviation
@ WTTC Global Summit 2017 - HD Video.
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