iflix welcomes Thinakorn Thianprathum as Country Manager, Thailand
By Digital News Asia September 14, 2016
- 20 year background in Telecom, Media, Technology
- iflix Thailand’s co-founder Suraphongchai heads marketing
A YEAR after launching in Thailand, iflix, has announced Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) expert Thinakorn Thianprathum as Country Manager (pic, left), effective from 3 Oct 2016.
Thianprathum replaces iflix Thailand’s Co-Founder Artima (Kimmy) Suraphongchai, who will continue to head marketing strategy. He is the latest senior leader in the group with a telco and media background with David Goldstein, iflix head of Asia, also having a similar background.
Thianprathum brings over 20 years’ experience in the TMT industries to the role. He most recently served as General Manager and Director at TOT IPTV, one of Thailand’s premium pay TV providers, where he established TOT IPTV as the first successful IPTV service in Thailand.
The service acquired more than 300,000 IPTV subscribers within eighteen months of operation. Previous to TOT IPTV, Thianprathum was Head of Smartphone Marketing, Deputy Director for TRUE Corporation, Thailand’s premier communication conglomerate. He is also the founder of Wisecom, Thailand’s first mobile developer to develop mobile applications for AIS, DTAC, Nokia, HP and Microsoft.
“We are thrilled to have Thianprathum onboard to lead our business in Thailand. I am confident that his extensive experience in Thailand’s TMT industries will be hugely advantageous to our business as we continue to accelerate our rapid growth and consolidate our leadership position,” said Mark Britt, iflix group co-founder and CEO.
“iflix is a clear leader in service and innovation, revolutionising the way Thais enjoy TV through its world class service and extraordinary content offering. I am thrilled to join iflix Thailand’s Co-Founder Suraphongchai (pic, right), who will continue to head marketing strategy, and the incredibly talented team to drive the business forward,” added Thianprathum.
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Brunei, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional emerging markets in the coming months.