Malaysia/France - 2 Legion d’Honneur awarded in one week

MAZLAN Rafizah - 02/12/13

The French government has conferred AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (pic, left) with the Commander of the Legion d’ Honneur award, signifying his outstanding contribution towards the economy of France through the aviation industry.

In a seperate ceremony, Mr. Bernard di Tullio (pic, right), Chairman of the France-Malaysia Business Council of MEDEF International, former founder and President of Technip Malaysia, and former President and Chief Operating Officer of Technip Group, was awarded  the title of Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Ambassador to Malaysia, H.E. Madam Martine Dorance. Mr. di Tullio is a prominent figure of the French economic presence in the country. Under his presidency, Technip has become one of the main companies in the sector of oil and gas engineering in Malaysia.

The Legion d’Honneur award, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, recognises outstanding service of individuals to France, and the Commander of the Legion d’ Honneur is the highest rank of honour that the French government can award to a non-French citizen.
Source: Bernama & Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur
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