Anant Kaewruamvongs to take helm at Thaicom

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Thaicom hires new CEO

Asian satellite operator Thaicom Public Company Limited (Thaicom) has appointed Anant Kaewruamvongs as chief executive officer and director of the board, effective May 1.

Anant takes over from Paiboon Panuwattanawong, who resigns from his positions as director, member of the executive committee and CEO, after severing Thaicom for over 25 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Thaicom chairman Prasert Bunsumpun said [PDF] Anant “is the right person to lead and move Thaicom forward.”

“The Thaicom board of directors and I welcome Anant Kaewruamvongs as new CEO. We believe his extensive experience makes him the ideal candidate to lead the company as we navigate through the next stage of growth and diversification of our business,” said Prasert, who took over as chairman at Thaicom in March

He said Paiboon’s contributions and dedication to Thaicom and the Thai satellite industry have been “immeasurable”. 

“We would like to thank Mr. Paiboon for taking on the challenge as CEO and for steering the company to new horizons. He and his leadership team have successfully embarked on a difficult restructuring process of our business and organization during difficult times for the satellite industry and Thaicom,” Prasert said.

Arris promotes William Ho to lead APAC sales team

William Ho, SVP, Sales, APAC, Arris InternationalArris International has appointed William Ho (pictured) as senior vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong, effective April 1.

In his new role, Ho will focus on both service provider and enterprise customers, Arris said in a blog post on the company’s website.

Prior to joining Arris, Ho was vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan at Ruckus Networks (formerly known as Ruckus Wireless), which was acquired by Arris last December. Before that, he was SVP of Cisco China taking charge of Cisco’s service provider business.

 

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