The Board of Directors of Central Plaza Hotel
Public Company Limited has named Thirayuth Chirathivat as Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) of Centara Hotels & Resorts, effective
from 2 April 2012.
Mr Thirayuth holds a bachelor degree from
the Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University and a
master degree in Food, Hotel and Tourism Management from the
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA.
attended the Program of Management Development and Executive
Education at Harvard Business School and has undertaken management programmes at other well-known universities and institutes.
Mr Thirayuth has more than 21 years of
experience in hotel business management. He started working in
1990 at Hyatt Central Plaza, Bangkok, which is now Centara Grand
at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, as F&B Coordinator. He was
subsequently promoted to F&B Promotions Manager, and then to
Project Development Manager. In this latter role he was directly
responsible for supervising the successful completion of two new
projects, namely Central Samui Beach Resort and Central Sukhontha
Hotel, Hat Yai. These two properties are now named Centara Grand
Beach Resort Samui and Centara Hotel Hat Yai respectively.
He was appointed Director of Project Management and
Procurement in 1999, and subsequently Vice President of Project Management and Procurement in 2011. He was also director of
company subsidiaries Central Hua Hin Beach Resort Co Ltd, Central
Samui Beach Resort Co Ltd, and Central Sukhontha Hotel Co Ltd.
Prior to being appointed CEO of Centara Hotels &
Resorts, Mr Thirayuth was Senior Vice President for Project
Management, directly responsible for overseeing construction and
renovation projects for the entire group of hotels.
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