A successful entrepreneur and triathlete like Azran Osman-Rani knows for sure that risk-taking is a big part of business and life as a whole. He believes that “Courage is that one vital ingredient that often time separates great people who take that risk from the others who are just stepping back, observing and being paralyzed with far too much analysis.” Azran shares insights on courage and cites great leaders such as Nelson Mandela:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Watch this video to find out how it really came home for Azran from his experiences with base-jumping and building AirAsia X.
Azran Osman-Rani knows what it takes to build business from the ground up and sustain it through innovative products and services.
Azran was the founding CEO of AirAsia X at the age of 36 and was able to grow the airline from a single aircraft to 26, employing over 2,500 team members, and being the first low-cost, long-haul airline to be publicly-listed in 2013.
In addition to leadership roles in the aviation, media & technology, and capital markets sectors, Azran is a former McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen & Hamilton management consultant, and a Stanford University alumnus. He is an Ironman triathlete and loves adventure travel.
He also currently Chairs the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Centre, Curtin Business School in Australia. He holds Board positions with PT XL Axiata in Indonesia and Apex Investment Services in Malaysia. He Chairs the Malaysian Chapter of YPO. He also advises start-ups and high-growth businesses through Endeavor Malaysia, Kairos Society, and the Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator programme and is currently the CEO of iflix in Malaysia, and its Group COO.
As a speaker, Azran shares practical ideas to infuse an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovator’s mindset to any organization. His keynotes and insights have been invaluable to organizations such as Shell, Dell, HP, Ernst & Young, The Singapore Institute of Management, The Institute of Directors in Denmark, Australian Institute for Company Directors, Sunway Group, Maybank, and First Pacific.