Respected Southeast Asian media veteran joins Frontier Myanmar

Media veteran Mr Pichai Chuensuksawadi has joined leading English-language news magazine Frontier Myanmar as an adviser to the editorial and management team. Pichai brings with him nearly four decades of experience in the regional media industry, most recently as editor-in-chief of Post Publishing and editor of the Bangkok Post.

Frontier Myanmar editor-in-chief Mr Thomas Kean said, “Since our launch we have worked hard to be recognised for our authority, integrity and accuracy; to provide high quality and impartial news and analysis; and to provide our readers around the world a more complete perspective on news from Myanmar. We look forward to drawing on Pichai’s wealth of media management experience to provide guidance and advice to our editorial team.”

Pichai was editor-in-chief of Thai media organisation Post Publishing from 2002 to 2016 and has twice been editor of the Bangkok Post. He is a board and executive committee member of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) and for over a decade chaired its Asia Pacific Committee. He joins the Frontier Myanmar team as the weekly magazine expands its digital footprint.

“I was present when Frontier was launched and am thrilled to be invited to join as an adviser to help this highly motivated and professional team of journalists and media practitioners in their journey of serving its readers and the people of Myanmar,” Pichai said.

Frontier Myanmar is published by Black Knight Media Group. U Sonny Swe, a founder and co-CEO of Black Knight Media, said, “We are extremely honoured to have Pichai joining our team as an adviser. His experience brings a new depth to the management team which will help us build a better product for our readers, and to provide journalism so strong that people are willing to pay for it and advertisers are willing to align their brands to us.”

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Frontier Myanmar, a weekly English magazine with news, features and analysis on events in Myanmar and the region, was first printed in July 2015. The group also has a rapidly growing web and social media presence in both English and Myanmar, publishes a digital edition of the magazine with premium content for subscribers, and offers branded content agency services.

The magazine’s readership has grown steadily and it now averages 250,000 readers a month across its print and digital editions. International brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Ford and Visa have advertised in the publication, as have local Myanmar brands in the airlines, real estate, technology, hosptality and banking sectors.

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