5 new members of Thai PBS Board of Governors elected

A former senator, a social activist, a journalist, a flood management expert and an economist have been chosen as the five new members of the board of governors of the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS).

 

They replace the five outgoing board members who have completed their four-year term in the categories of management and democracy, social and community development.

The five new Thai PBS board members are:

Management

  • Anusorn Tamajai, director of Economic Research Center, Rangsit University and chairman of Pridi Banomyong Institute
  • Anond Snidvongs, former executive director of Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency

 

Democracy, social and community development

  • Jermsak Pinthong, former senator and advocate of grass-root social development and public participation
  • Boonlert Kachayutthadej, freelance journalist and former member of the National Reform Council
  • Usasinee Rewthong, programme manager of Voluntary Service Overseas

The five were among more than 50 applicants who went through the interview process during which they presented their visions for the national public broadcaster.

According to the charter governing Thai PBS, its board of governors is the policy-making body responsible for setting strategic directions of the organization and overseeing its operations.  The board is elected through an independent process and serves a four-year term.  The board comprises people with expertise and backgrounds in the media, management, community development, children and family welfare.

Thai PBS was founded in 2008 as the country’s first independent public broadcaster and is funded with revenue from tobacco and alcohol.

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