Mr. Woranate holds the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer of Thai Smile Airways Company Limited, a subsidiary of THAI Airways International Public Company Limited since October 2013. He is also a Member of The Board of Thai Smile Airways Company Limited. He started his aviation career at THAI Airways in 1985. As such he possesses extensive experience in the airline industry, which has accumulated over three decades.
Woranate firstly started his career at THAI Airways as a pilot trainee in September 1987. He became a professional pilot in July 1997. With many achievements in his aviation career throughout many years serving at THAI Airways, he then moved up to become an Airbus 300 flight simulator instructor and pilot trainer in November 1998. Until May 2005, he became a Boeing 777 flight simulator instructor and pilot trainer. His well-established achievements have led him to take the role of Director at the Strategic Management Department at THAI Airways in April 2007. In November 2009, he was promoted to become Vice President at the Corporate Strategy and Planning Department where he held that position until August 2011. After many successful shows of leadership at THAI Airways, he was further promoted to Acting Chief Executive Officer of Thai Smile Airways Company Limited. In his current position, he definitely plays an important role on improving quality of a full service airline, Thai Smile Airways to deliver better journeys for passengers.
Woranate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Chiang Mai University in 1985 and a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from Griffith University, Australia in 2005. He speaks Thai and English.
He was born in Bangkok Province, the capital city of Thailand, on 27 October 1963.