Thai AirAsia on Monday announced leadership changes aimed at powering the new era of growth for the airline. Chief executive officer Tassapon Bijleveld will take on the role of executive chairman and supervise the company’s executive board, while long-time executive and founding member Santisuk Klongchaiya – the current commercial director – takes over as CEO of Thai AirAsia, with immediate
Tassapon Bijleveld, now executive chairman of both Asia Aviation – the carrier’s major shareholder – and Thai AirAsia, said the changes to the leadership positions would improve business flexibility within the carrier.
In his new role, he will be in charge of executive policy in the interest of sustainable growth. The company’s executive board and management directors have given their full support to the leadership changes, voicing confidence in promoting Santisuk, who has been instrumental in the airline’s growth from its inception, to the role of chief executive.