Nonthaburi, Thailand – Thaicom Plc announced the appointment of Paiboon Panuwattanawong to take up the roles of Chief Executive Officer of Thaicom (CEO-THCOM) and the authorized director of Thaicom from October 1, 2015. The previous CEO, Suphajee Suthumpun, will assume the role of Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer to support the new CEO during the leadership transition period from October 1 to December 31, 2015.
  
Over the past few years, the company has been implementing a succession plan in order to ensure business continuity. Paiboon was identified as the natural successor to Ms. Suphajee as CEO. He has been with Thaicom for 23 years, with the last six in the role of Chief Technical Officer.
 
The company firmly believes that Paiboon is the right choice to assume the CEO role and to build on the achievements of Suphajee in steering the company towards the next phase of long-term growth and success.
 
Paiboon received his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from Yale University and later, received Master of Engineering (Electronics) from Carnegie Mellon University in the US. He also attended the Directors Certification Program at Thai Institute of Directors Association in 2009. He has in-depth knowledge of the satellite industry. His prior role as Chief Technical Officer showcases not only his technical ability but also his experience in people management.