Singaporean Hui Weng Cheong is the first non-Thai to serve as president of AIS, a move seen as preparing SingTel for a major push into the Thai market. (Photo courtest of AIS)
Advanced Info Service (AIS) has announced the appointment of Hui Weng Cheong in the newly reinstated position of president, in a move viewed by telecom industry veterans as a bid by Singapore Telecommunication (SingTel) to take a greater role in the Thai company.
Some see the new position, filled by a representative of SingTel, as a signal that Southeast Asia’s biggest telecom group by revenue wants to speed up AIS’s progress in the industry.
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