Thai Airways board temporarily designates ‘Chockchai’ in place of ‘Sorajak’ as interim president

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BANGKOK, 23 December 2013 Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan has officially resigned from the company citing health problems. His resignation will take effect on January 2, 2014. 

According to Chairman of Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd. Ampon Kittiampon, Sorajak has resigned as President of Thai Airways due to poor health, and has provided the necessary doctor’s certificate that he needed to undergo treatment for two to three consecutive months.

Mr. Sorajak had the right to take a leave of absence; however, he deemed his frequent absence would adversely affect the company’s operations, especially during this critical time; so he decided to hand in his resignation instead.

Had Mr. Sorajak resigned without a just cause, he would have been subject to a fine equivalent to six months of his salary.

Meanwhile, Chokchai Panyayong, Senior Executive Vice President of the Commercial Department, has been designated to temporarily take Mr. Sorajak’s place until a new president has beeen picked for the company. A board meeting will be held in January next year to determine the necessary criteria and appropriate candidates.