Thai Airways board elevated Executive VP Apinan Sumanaseni to president effective May 1, according to a statement from Chairman Wanchai Sarathulthat cited by press reports. Apinan succeeds Kanok Abhiradee, who was suspended by the Thai prime minister and stripped of most of his major responsibilities last summer following heavy financial losses (ATWOnline, Aug. 12, 2005). Apinan started with Thai as a pilot before moving into the front office.
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