Thai telecom tycoon ties the knot

Photo courtesy of The Nation

Somchai Lertsutiwong, the CEO of Thai telecommunication giant Advanced Info Service (AIS), finally tied the knot. The media mogul yesterday stunned many with his hush-hush marriage announcement.

Somchai exchanged vows with 31 year old Kuntita Chartsomboonchai, also known as Pear, a standout brand representative from the AIS Smart Gen 2018 project. This covert ceremony, held on March 23, was a low-key affair aimed at keeping things intimate for the couple’s nearest and dearest.

The couple revealed in their wedding card:

“Informing everyone about our wedding was a challenge, but we wanted to express our gratitude for all the well wishes.”

Despite his bustling career, Somchai has always harboured a desire to prioritise family. In a candid 2018 interview with Thai media outlet Prachachat Turakij, he emphasised the importance of striking a balance between work and personal life.

“Family comes first. Work is like a mask; it’s essential, but it’s not everything.”

Ever the forward-thinker, Somchai has big retirement plans, foreseeing a life filled with golf, books, and gardening. However, he’s not planning to go it alone, reported The Nation.

“Friends may come and go, but I’ll always need someone by my side.”

In related news, Thai billionaire and Leicester City Football Club chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha tied the knot with his long-time partner, Nuntisa Tanyongvetch. The Voyage of Love-themed ceremony, held on January 28, transformed into a fairytale wonderland adorned with opulent fresh flowers, leaving no expense spared.

Aiyawatt, flaunting a fortune of US$3.5 billion (approximately 123 billion baht) as per Forbes 2023 rankings, secured his spot as the eighth wealthiest individual in Thailand.

In other news, love triumphed over adversity in a touching hospital wedding, where a terminally ill bride vowed to cherish her remaining days with her steadfast partner. The emotional ceremony, held yesterday March 17 at Maharaj Nakorn Ratchasima Hospital, captured the hearts of family, friends, and the medical staff, bearing witness to the couple’s unwavering commitment to each other.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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