FILE - In an Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul. A flamboyant executive who loves race cars and soccer - and is known for speaking his mind, sometimes inappropriately - Fernandes has opened air travel to millions who previously couldnt afford it. Now, with one of his planes and 162 people onboard missing, Fernandes faces what he's calling his worst nightmare. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
I’D like as my concluding column for 2017 to share my thoughts on Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the group chief executive officer of AirAsia, someone whom millions of people worldwide truly admire.