Ekasit Ngampichet has been elected the new president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association.
The son of former deputy health minister, Sansak Jaroon Ngampichet, and brother to former MP Poramet Ngampichet, Ekasit takes over from Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn, who now sits on the Pattaya City Council. His term runs through 2021.
Ekasit, a PBTA board member since 2011, said he will continue the work of Sinchai, who made a name for himself over the past four years as one of the staunchest critics of the city government he was asked to join last year.
Other board members and friends of the association congratulated him with flower baskets.