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Dec 26. 2018
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The board of directors of Intouch Holdings, a telecom holding company, has appointed the company's acting chief executive officer Anek Pana-apichon as chief executive officer, according to a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday.

It has also appointed executive vice president of portfolio management Kim Siritaweechai as chief financial officer. The appointments will take effective on January 1, 2019.

The new CEO’s mission is to strengthen Intouch’s business potential and prepare it for changes in the digital era. Intouch is the parent company of Advanced Info Service, Thailand’s largest mobile phone service provider in term of subscription base.

Anek, a graduate from Chulalongkorn University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, has been working in the group since 1992. He began as an accounting manager and was then assigned additional duties and responsibilities, eventually becoming executive vice president of finance & accounting. He was appointed acting CEO in 2017.


TRIS Rating has affirmed a company rating of “BBB” on Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc (TTA). At the same time, it also affirmed the ratings on TTA’s outstanding senior unsecured debentures at “BBB”. The ratings still reflect TTA’s moderately competitive position in the dry-bulk shipping and offshore service segments, continuing business diversification, and strong balance sheet. 


Companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the Market for Alternative this year paid a total of Bt519.546 billion in dividends, up 2.78 per cent from last year, according to a SET report yesterday. Some 534 listed companies paid dividends this year. 

The five companies offering the highest dividends are PTT, Siam Cement Group, Advanced Info Service, PTT Global Chemical, and the Siam Commercial Bank, with a total of Bt139.616 billion. The amount accounted for 29 per cent of the total dividend payments of SET-listed companies.


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