AIBD Director Yang Binyuan has formally announced his resignation effective 15 September 2014 at the meetings of the AIBD Executive Board and Strategic Planning Team held during the AIBD General Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After the General Conference, AIBD will publish a recruitment notice to find Binyuan’s replacement.
“This has been rather a sudden and hard decision, but given the poor health of my father and other family matters, I have decided to resign and go back to China to take care of my ailing parent,” he said.
Binyuan officially announced his resignation to the SPT and Executive Board following his report on AIBD’s accomplishments during the past 12 months. He said he plans to go back to China to take care of his father.
“You have contributed towards making AIBD stronger and more respectable in the broadcasting world, and it saddens us that you have to leave the Institute,” Mrs. Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, President of the AIBD General Conference, said during her welcome remarks at the inauguration ceremony of the AIBD General Conference in Phnom Penh.
She commended Mr. Binyuan for his dedication and support to AIBD members and urged him to continue helping the Institute in the future.
Mr. Anothai Udomsilip, Director of Academic Institute of Public Media, Thai Public Broadcasting Service, and Chairman of the AIBD Strategic Plan Team, expressed his and the members’ gratitude for Binyuan’s contribution and dedication. He also encouraged him to continue to work with AIBD in whatever capacity he may have in the future.
“I am very happy for what I have done in AIBD, having served the Institute with the best of my ability for the last four years. My association with AIBD has been a memorable chapter in my life,” Binyuan said.
He thanked members and partners whom he has met and from whom he has learned a lot for their support and understanding and promised to help facilitate the transition to a new leadership in AIBD.
“I will not leave broadcasting. I will still be a broadcaster and be involved in this industry,” he said.
After the General Conference, AIBD will publish a recruitment notice to find Binyuan’s replacement, which may take between three and six months.