AirAsia founder and group CEO Anthony Francis Fernandes has been watching the Indian skies for a long time.
Born to a Goan father, with a childhood partially spent in Kolkata - where he attended La Martiniere school, also Kingfisher chief Vijay Mallya's alma mater - the Malaysia began his career with another aviation legend, Richard Branson, albeit in a very different business.
A greenhorn with a London School of Economics accountancy degree, Tony Fernandes cut his teeth as a financial controller with Branson's Virgin Communications London in 1987, before striking out with record company Warner Music two years later.
Text: Business Standard
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