By The Nation
The board of Thai Airways International (THAI) appointed Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin as chairman of the board of directors, Air Chief Marshal Chanyoot Sirithumakul as vice chairman, and Chakkrit Parapuntakul as director, at a meeting on January 16, effective immediately.
Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, 62-years old, holds a Bachelor of Science (Aeronautical Engineering) from the Royal Thai Air Force Academy (Class 25); Flying Training School, RTAF (Class 72); Air Command and Staff College, RTAF (Class 37); Oversea Joint Welfare (Australia); Master of Business Administration Program in General Management, Ramkhamhaeng University; the National Defence College Course (Class 53); Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies (Hawaii), USA; Logistics Technology for Executives at Institute for Defense & Business, University of North Carolina, USA and the Executive Programme in Energy Literacy for a Sustainable Future, TEA (Class 12).
He previously held the position of Deputy Director of Operations, Director of Intelligence, Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Commander-in-Chief (Support Services), and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force.
Mostly recently, he was vice chairman and acting chairman of THAI.