Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO of AIS, the 3rd candidate for Pheu Thai?

image source, Thai News Pix / Somchai / BBC Thai

Thab Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO of AIS Lookmoor Shin Corp. Entered the list of Prime Ministers of the 3rd Pheu Thai Party after the launch of Pae Thongtarn Shinawatra, couple Settha Thavisin.

A high-level news source from the Pheu Thai party revealed to BBC Thai that The Pheu Thai Party aims to nominate all 3 candidates for the post of Prime Minister of the party, at the moment two names have already been received, Ms. Paethongtarn Shinawatra and Mr. Settha Thavisin. Talk is Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited or AIS, where the source said he “shared, shared, fought”

“Khun Somchai is Thailand’s leading executive in the business sector,” the source explained why Mr Somchai was approached, adding that Thailand in the future cannot have ex-militaries from a coup to run the country. longer It takes knowledgeable people. Economic insights and new technologies come to run the country.

The source said that in the nominations, the party will nominate all three names publicly, in no particular order. As for the results of the talks with Mr. Somchai, “At the moment, it has not been concluded yet.”

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Paethongtan, Settha, the first couple

News of Mr. Somchai’s approach It happened after Ms. Pae Thongtarn, the head of the Pheu Thai family and the leader of the Pheu Thai Party (PT.), along with Mr. Settha. President and President of Sansiri Public Company Limited and is a person who is expected to be 2 prime ministerial candidates. of the Pheu Thai Party Participate in the area in the Yaowarat area together for the first time. Raising a large group of candidates for MPs from the Pheu Thai Party in Bangkok, many of them went to the area. to pay homage to the sacred things on Chinese New Year and meet with business people in the capital’s Chinatown area

Mr. Srettha gave an interview to the media that he would help Ms. Phaethongthan look at the economy. will bring echoes from talking to businessmen – people To adjust to a policy to improve the lives of the people. But did not answer clearly about being a candidate for the post of Prime Minister By saying only that he is now a member of the Pheu Thai Party to help with the economy and clearly states that he has the desire to get the Pheu Thai Party to get the most points

image source, Thai News Pix

image source, Thai News Pix

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If Mr. Somchai accepts He will be another member of the Shin Corp group that Thaksin Shinawatra founded. and used to work in business brought to work in politics not counting relatives since brother-in-law Youngest sister and most recently, youngest daughter.

Luk Krua Chin who used to hold many high-level political positions, namely Mr. Niwat Thamrong Boonsongphaisan (formerly known as Niwat Boonsong) who was a former acting prime minister, former deputy prime minister, former minister of commerce, former permanent minister Office of the Prime Minister, Former Member of the House of Representatives Pheu Thai Party, Former Executive Chairman of ITV Public Company Limited and Former Executive Vice Chairman image department and relations activities of Shin Corporation Public Company Limited group of companies

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Shin pot balls

On July 1, 2014, Mr. Somchai assumed the position of CEO of AIS. In the midst of intense competition in the mobile phone business because it has just passed the 3G wave auction for only one year And is in the process of winning customers from DTAC and TrueMove and not only that. also have to prepare to compete for 4G waves as well

Singapore Telecom or Singtel, as AIS’s major shareholder at that time, chose him from dozens of candidates for the position. Is a child who works at AIS and the Shin Corp Group for more than 20 years through important positions that drive the organization in many areas, such as government relations and Chief Marketing Officer

“If an ordinary person like me whose parents are not rich last name is not famous able to succeed So why can’t other people do something like this?” The sentence that Mr. Somchai used to say From a man who started as a salesman in a computer company to the top executive of Thailand’s No. 1 wireless telephone network.

He graduated with a degree in Statistics from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. Chulalongkorn University Then began working in 1984 as a program development officer and computer system analyst for Siam Commercial Bank. “At very hard work” to the point of boarding at work. Simultaneously with studying a master’s degree in marketing at Chulalongkorn University

After receiving an MBA He left banking and headed Shin Corp in 1990 as a corporate sales manager. Shinawatra Computer and Communications Public Company Limited

Since then, he has been working in the Shin Corp Group – AIS all the way to the present, entering the 34th year.

28 September 2020 AIS launches the book “30 Years of AIS…Ordinary, Extraordinary”, a new book released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the founding of AIS, with Mr. Somchai as the author.

“The pride of AIS people over the past 30 years, in addition to creating digital infrastructure for Thai people. Also handed over 915,000 million baht to relevant government agencies…not including investments of over 1.1 trillion baht and employing more than 50,000 employees to work with the company from the beginning to the present…” Mr. Somchai Written at the beginning of the book

July 1, 2022, on the occasion of his 8th anniversary as CEO, Mr. Somchai posted a message on his Facebook account, talking about 3 failures and 3 successes and talking about the future of him and the organization.

“I confirm that Even though it’s been 8 years, I’m still full of energy. to keep walking until successor [ผู้สืบทอดตำแหน่ง ] I can take over. I and more than 13,000 employees are ready to help develop and drive the country’s digital economy in the best possible way.”

BBC Thai Ask about this matter to Mr. Somchai about the news of the overture. Received an explanation that “Right now I’m not interested in politics, I’m still working as CEO-AIS. Thank you.”

image source, Facebook/Somchai Lertsutiwong

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