Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad bin Abdul Majid was appointed by Khazanah Nasional Berhad as Chairman of the Board of CDC on 1 January 2015. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad from 2003 to 2014, before being designated Advisor to the Group, a position he held until 2017.
Tan Sri Bashir began his career upon joining Malaysia Airlines as a founding member of the staff when the airline was first established. During his 29-year tenure at the airline, he held a number of senior positions and served various departments ranging from planning, marketing and sales through to operations. He also served many industry committees during this time.
Subsequent to his tenure at Malaysia Airlines, he was appointed by the Government to be the Aviation Advisor to the Ministry of Transport where he provided guidance on policies made by the Ministry to support the growth of the aviation industry in Malaysia.
Tan Sri Bashir was also the President of Airports Council International Asia Pacific Region from 2010 - 2014. Currently, he is an Advisor to GMR Airports Ltd, a company based in Bengaluru, India that develops, manages and operates international airports. He is also a Board Member of the Airports Council Asia Pacific World (Honorary). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) majoring in International Relations from University of Malaya.