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Thai government consolidates board control at flag carrier

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February 1st 2020

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As expected, air chief marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, the acting chairman of Thai Airways International (THAI), was formally appointed chairman last month. Read More »

Didyasarin, 62, an aeronautical engineer and a graduate of the Royal Thai Air Force Academy has held numerous security and intelligence leadership roles in Thailand and abroad. They have included Director of Intelligence, Director of Operations and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force.

Former THAI chairman, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, resigned without public explanation in November along with three other directors.

Other new appointments to the THAI board are vice chairman, air chief marshal Chanyoot Sirithumakul, and director Chakkrit Parapuntakul.

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