Tony Fernandes, the man who recently got Virgin’s Richard Branson to wear a dress, is following in Donald Trump’s footsteps, Mint reported. The Malaysian entrepreneur of Indian origin who runs budget carrier AirAsia Bhd, will present the Asian edition of reality TV show The Apprentice, the US version of which is famously (or infamously) presented by the real estate tycoon with the indestructible hair.
In The Apprentice Asia, which starts airing on 24 May on AXN, Fernandes will be accompanied by Kathleen Tan, CEO of AirAsia Expedia, and Mark Lankester, CEO of Tune Hotel Group. AirAsia Expedia is a unit of the carrier, while Tune is a budget hotel promoted by Fernandes in his personal capacity.
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