TTA appoints 2 new EVP's to strengthen its businesses

Back Aug 04, 2010

Bangkok - 2 August 2010 - Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited ("TTA") has appointed Vichai Chuensuksawadi as Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Group and Urai Rogers as Executive Vice President, Group Risk, Internal Audit, and Compliance to support its business growth strategies.  

Mr. Vichai is responsible for business strategy, financial performance, and overall development of TTA's Infrastructure Group, which includes Unique Mining Services Plc and Baconco. Ms. Urai Rogers is, among other things, responsible for internal audit and the implementation of more intensive risk management practices in TTA's business units.

M.L. Chandchutha Chandratat, President and Chief Executive Officer, TTA, said, "We are delighted to welcome Mr. Vichai as Head of our Infrastructure Group and Ms. Urai as Head of Risk, Internal Audit, and Compliance. We believe their skills and experiences will add strong value as we seek to strengthen and grow our three main business groups". 

"We are looking at additional infrastructure investment opportunities, and Mr. Vichai will be actively involved in their development. Meanwhile the group has engaged in its business expansion which has resulted in the increasing complexity of TTA's business group. Therefore, we need Ms. Urai's expertise to support the use of good corporate governance policies and professional management standards with appropriate checks and balances." M.L. Chandchutha concluded.

Prior to joining TTA, Mr. Vichai worked for global logistics leader United Parcel Services ("UPS") for 18 years. At UPS, he started with the position of Managing Director - Thailand and Indochina (Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam). His last position at UPS was Vice President - Regional Strategy and Retail Business, Asia Pacific, where he was assigned to develop strategic initiatives and increase retail networks and channels for UPS.

Ms. Urai worked for the Dow Chemical Company, which is one of the world's largest chemical, plastics, and agricultural products companies. She started as Country Controller and Corporate Secretary for all Siam Cement-Dow joint venture companies in Thailand. Her last position was Country Manager - Indonesia, in which she directed all business operations throughout Indonesia.

About TTA
Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited ("TTA") is a strategic investment holding company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.  Its investment strategy is to grow through a balanced and diversified business portfolio of transport, energy, and infrastructure assets, both domestically and internationally.  Previously, TTA has only invested and operated in the dry bulk shipping and related shipping services business.   Then the company has also expanded its investment into other business areas, such as offshore services through Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited, fertilisers and logistics through Baconco Co., Ltd., coal-related businesses through Merton Group (Cyprus) Limited and Unique Mining Services Public Company Limited, and petroleum tankers through Petrolift, Inc.


For further information, please contact:
Thoresen Thai Agencies PLC.  
Ravisada Angkeeros or Ornsutee Kanchanomai
Tel: 02 254 8437 ext. 393 or 290                  
Email: ravisada_a@thoresen.com OR ornsutee_k@thoresen.com