Mr Anothai Udomsilp, Director of Academic Institute of Public Media at Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) was unanimously selected as the Chairman of the AIBD Strategic Plan Team (SPT) at the 31st Meeting of SPT held on 7 May 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He replaces Mr Cao Yin, the former SPT Chairman and Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation Department of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, who has been appointed CEO and Managing Director of China Movie Channels.
Mr Anothai has worked in various areas from government officer to media practitioner over the years. At Thai PBS he is responsible for Research and Development, Training, and the Operation of Information Centre. His particular spheres of expertise include Total Quality Management and Branding for Media Organisation, Media and Information Literacy, Promotion of Gender Equality in Media, and Civic Education where he has been closely associated with AIBD for the past years.
Mr Anothai was also the chief coordinator when Thai PBS hosted the Asia Media Summit 2012 in Bangkok.
His appointment will be officially endorsed at the forthcoming 40th Annual Gathering /13th AIBD General Conference & Associated Meeting to be held from 13-15 August 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.