Today, Ariya Banomyong, the Managing Director for LINE Thailand, announced that he would be stepping down from the role he has held for 3.5 years.

The main role for Banomyong was to lead strategy, build partnerships and steer the company into more business opportunities.

He expressed his pride in transforming the public perception of LINE from a “cool service” to a quality employer.

“I am not bragging… All this, and so much more, is not my work… but my team’s work. I may be the one on the stage, in the news, but behind me, with me, next to me, is my team. We have built this together, we have been in the trenches together”” he wrote.

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For LINE, based in Tokyo, this is a significant position for the company. Thailand is easily the company’s most important market outside of Japan.

“LINE has truly committed itself to Thailand, not just in talk, but in practice, investing in the market, acquiring startups, investing in startups, supporting the Thai ecosystem,” said Banomyong in his post.

Prior to his time at LINE, Banomyong was the Country Head of Google Thailand and before that the Chief Commercial Officer at TRUE Corporation.

He considers himself a marketer at heart and wanted to leave behind a legacy of truly localising LINE to the Thai market.

Banomyong is also the grandson of former Prime Minister Pridi Banomyong.

Read his full resignation post here:

Today is my last day at LINE… 3.5 years… I dare say my greatest experience!You need to go back in time to…

Posted by Bi Ariya Banomyong on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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