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Thai Airways picks former PTT oil chief as acting president

Chansin becomes third head of ailing carrier since April

Chansin Treenuchagron took over as acting president of Thai Airways International on July 2. (Photo courtesy of Thai Airways)

BANGKOK -- Flag carrier Thai Airways International has installed on Thursday as its new acting president a former head of Thailand's largest energy major, moving to resolve a conflict of interest at the top while the airline operates under a bankruptcy filing.

Chansin Treenuchagron stepped down as president of state-owned oil and gas group PTT in May and joined Thai Airways in June as an independent director.

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