BANGKOK, July 23 (NNN-TNA) – Two candidates have been shortlisted to become the next Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor, said the Thai central bank’s selection committee.
“The board shortlisted two names as suitable people,” said Rangsan Srivorasart, chairman of the BoT selection committee, adding, he is unable to reveal the names of the two candidates.
Rangsan said that, there were six candidates vying for the BoT top post, with four external candidates and two were insiders.
The six candidates are central bank deputy governors, Mathee Supapongse and Ronadol Numnonda; Tongjai Thanachanan, former head of institutional business at Ayudhya JF Asset Management; Suchart Techaposai, former chief investment officer and head of fixed income at Ayudhya JF Asset Management; Setthaput Suthiwart-Narueput, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and the prime minister’s advisory team; and Anusorn Tamajai, director of business reform at Rangsit University.
Rangsan said, the BoT selection committee will send the two names to Santi Promphat, the acting finance minister, and then Santi will forward the final candidate’s name to the Cabinet for approval.
The current BoT Governor, Veerathai Santiprabhob, declined to seek a new term when his current one ends in Sept.
Veerathai’s departure comes, as Thailand sees its economy contracting as much as 8.1 percent, a forecast projected by the BoT.– NNN-TNA
Source: NAM News Network