AirAsia CEO Sits Shirtless In Management Meeting While Getting A Massage, Draws Criticism

"Got to love Indonesia and AirAsia culture that I can have a massage and do a management meeting," Mr Fernandes wrote in the caption.

AirAsia CEO Sits Shirtless In Management Meeting While Getting A Massage, Draws Criticism

Air Asia CEO during a management meeting.

AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes took to the networking platform LinkedIn to appreciate the work culture of his company which allows him to get a massage and attend a management meeting together. He also shared a picture of himself sitting shirtless in a conference room attending a meeting while getting a massage. However, his post has drawn criticism from a lot of people on the internet who said that it seemed "inappropriate". 

In the caption, he wrote, "Was a stressful week and Veranita Yosephine suggested a massage. Got to love Indonesia and AirAsia culture that I Can have a massage and do a management meeting."

"We are making big progress and I have now finalized Capital A structure. Exciting days ahead. Proud of what we have built and never have lost sight of the finish," he added.

Since being shared on the platform, the post has amassed 576 likes and several comments. 

"A grown man, who is the chief executive of a publicly listed company, conducts a management meeting with his shirt off as he gets a massage. Remove "who is the chief executive of a publicly listed company" and it is still inappropriate," a user said.

A second person added, "Work at AirAsia, where meetings are as gross as our passenger experience. You have managed to capture everything from inappropriate entitlement to exemplary C Suite tone deafness in a single image. Bravo!"

"I'm going to assume that this meeting took place long after the workday was over and most of the office was empty (except a few C-level), but at least put on a shirt for the photo.," commented another person.

"I hope not but I think someone hacked into his LI and wrote this," remarked a user.

"Yea, maybe this isn't the best way to show off work culture? Don't think you are giving the intended impression you hoped it would," said another user.

A sixth person said, "Tony when you said Air Asia had an open culture I didn't expect it to be THIS open... "

A few users also lauded the CEO for "impressive work". 

"Love this boss!!" said a person. 

"My favourite post on LinkedIn. Looking forward to you posting more of your day to day office life," a LinkedIn user added.

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