Datin Shelina Razaly Wahi began her legal career as a litigation lawyer, then moved in-house as corporate counsel with a large multinational O&G company, followed by stints at a leading media, content & consumer service provider, a start-up airline and and F&B start up, before returning to corporate legal practice.
As Legal Director of AirAsia X, the world’s first long-haul low-cost carrier, Datin Shelina worked across all spheres of aviation, including HR, operations and engineering – with particular focus in Aircraft Leasing and Financing, Engines and Avionics as well as Aviation / Aerospace regulatory matters. Datin Shelina helped the airline grow from 1 aircraft in 2007 to more than a dozen widebodies in 2014, and saw through AirAsia X Berhad’s successful initial Public Offering in July 2013.
In Shell Malaysia, Datin Shelina served various roles – as focal point for all HR-related legal matters; setting up of the in-house Litigation Management Program; and taking direct responsibility for managing all major litigation matters. With Astro Malaysia, she took a break from law and pioneered a 24-hour kids’ channel in Bahasa Malaysia
Datin Shelina is a graduate from the University of Bristol,. She completed her Bar Vocational course at Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1996 and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.
In addition to legal practice, Datin Shelina is currently the founding Secretary of the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association and assists members companies in their dealings with Government agencies, banks and other industry shareholders.