Thai cabinet appoints new central bank BOT chief

16:16, July 06, 2010      

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Thailand's weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved the appointment of Prasarn Trairatvorakul as the new governor of the central bank -- Bank of Thailand (BOT), the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Prasarn, president of Kasikornbank PCL (KBank), Thailand's 3rd largest bank by assets, will succeed Tarisa Watanagase, who will complete her 4-year term on Sept. 30, 2010.

Earlier this morning Tarisa said Prasarn is capable and experienced to lead the central bank. She has also urged the new governor to work for national interest.

The Thai central bank's governor selection committee has opened for the application from May 24 to June 12.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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