On behalf of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), we are delighted to invite AustCham members to a luncheon with Khun Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor-in-Chief of Post Publishing. Khun Pichai will speak on "The Media and the Military."
Khun Pichai Chuensuksawadi is currently Editor-in-Chief of Post Publishing, which publishes the Bangkok Post, Post Today (Thai-language business daily), M2F (Free daily tabloid) and Student Weekly. He is also Editor of the Bangkok Post, a position he re-assumed on 1 January 2014. His first term as Editor of the Bangkok Post was 1994-2002. Pichai has worked as a newsman and journalist for over 30 years, starting off as a proofreader with the Bangkok Post. He has held various editorial positions ranging from copy and layout editor to feature writer, foreign affairs reporter, Editor of the Op-ed pages, Editor of Perspectives before finally becoming News editor in 1992.
In 1984 he spent a year as a reporter with the Baltimore Sun in Maryland, USA under the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He left journalism briefly to work as special assistant to Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato’ Ajit Singh in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1993-1994. He returned to Thailand to become Editor of the Bangkok Post (1994-2002) before launching the group’s Thai-language business daily, Post Today in 2002. In 2010, he assumed the position of managing director of Post News – a Post affiliate company which co-produces 8 hours of Thai-language television news each day on the government-owned National Broadcasting Services of Thailand or Channel 11.
At the same time, he co-anchored on Bangkok Post Morning Focus – a daily news-analysis-commentary television program in English on Channel 11 since May 2010. However, the program was discontinued on 10 February 2012. In October last year, Post launched its third newspaper called M2F (Monday to Friday). It is a tabloid distributed free to 200 offices in inner Bangkok, on the BTS and subway. Its audited circulation is 400,000 daily.