President of Thailand's largest bank BBL to head Thai Banks Association

17:00, July 20, 2010      

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Chartsiri Sophopanich, president of Thailand's largest commercial bank -- Bangkok Bank Plc (BBL) on Tuesday was elected as a new chairman of the Thai Banks Association(TBA).

Chartsiri was elected by the TBA members, the Bangkok Post's website quoted local media reports as saying.

The BBL president will replace Prasarn Trairatvorakul, the TBA association's chairman and president of Kasikornbank Plc (KBank), who was recently appointed as a new governor of the central bank -- Bank of Thailand (BOT).

Prasarn will succeed Tarisa Wattanagase, who will retire at the end of this September.

Having been working alongside customers for over 65 years, Bangkok Bank is not only Thailand's largest commercial bank, but it is also one of the largest regional banks in Southeast Asia.



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