Keynote

Ariya Banomyong

President & Director, BEC World Plc Thailand

Ariya Banomyong
President and Director BEC World

Ariya Banomyong is the first external President of BEC World, whose best-known
asset is Channel 3, Thailand’s 2nd largest TV channel for 49 years.

Ariya’s mission is to transform BEC World into a future-ready business, as content and
media are being disrupted across the globe.

Ariya comes from the “tech” industry; the first Managing Director of LINE Thailand,
since October 2015, Ariya was responsible for LINE’s second largest market, and helped
LINE become a dominant platform, beyond chat, with a universe of daily-used
services.

Prior to LINE, Ariya was the first Country Head of Google Thailand, launching
Google’s local presence, and building the team and the business. Before that, he
was the Chief Commercial Officer at True Corporation, where he led the company’s
convergence strategy.

Ariya has a track record of strong leadership combined with 20 years of experience
and extensive industry knowledge in the technology and mobile business areas.

Before coming back to Thailand, Ariya worked for Netonomy, an e-CRM startup, and
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories (a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent), both in
France. He initially started his career in telecommunications at Orange in Romania,
where he was responsible for project management and CRM.

Ariya holds two Master’s degrees – one in Mathematics & IT from the University of
Marne-La-Vallée in France, and another in Management from the London School of
Economics in the United Kingdom.

He speaks four languages – Thai, English, French and German.