BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2012) - World Moto, Inc. (
Mr. Kruesopon is an advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand and current president of Panda Securities (US & Asia Pacific). Mr. Kruesopon was formerly Samsung Country Manager and Managing Director of Nortel Networks in Thailand and Vietnam where he successfully built up the Nortel brand to both the enterprise and Government sector, including the successful launch of Nortel products such as the Meridian phone system as well as the CDMA cellular network products.
Prior to working at Nortel Networks, Mr. Kruesopon worked for Samart Corporation PLC, where he was named president in August 1997. His responsibilities included the day-to-day operations of Thailand's leading telecommunications conglomerate and the development and implementation of the group's overall business strategies. Highlights of his time at Samart included completing a $236 million strategic partner deal for Samart with Telecom Malaysia; negotiated Thailand's first ever successful private cellular licensing agreement with Total Access Communication (TAC) for a total deal value of $226 million; and negotiated a combined $220 million cellular network roll out deal with Nokia and Nortel on behalf of Samart's subsidiary, the Digital Phone Company.
During the early 1990s, Mr. Kruesopon developed and handled all of former US President Bill Clinton's Southern California events as well as the marketing of appearances to the national media. He was also the deputy spokesperson for Los Angeles' Mayor at that time, Richard Riordan, and was in charge of the Mayor's overall public relations strategies as well as assisting in the development of the Mayor's public policies.
Mr. Kruesopon graduated from California State University Los Angeles, with a degree in Political Science and has completed Executive management and marketing programs from the University of Michigan, the University of Ontario and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Other notable achievements include being named Person of the Year in 2003 by the Telecom Journal; the first Thai National to head two Multi National Telecommunications companies in Thailand; chief organizer for the Miss Universe 2005 Pageant in Thailand; the youngest Chief Operating Officer of a major Thai consumer electronics company; and the first Asian to hold the position of deputy spokesperson for a major USA city mayor.
World Moto CEO Paul Giles stated, "Having Tom Kruesopon on our board brings tremendous value to our company with his extraordinary experience and vast network of business and government contacts. Without question he has shortened our path to success in the Thai market, SE Asia and beyond."
About World Moto
World Moto, Inc. is the global authority on the $500 billion dollar a year motorcycle taxi industry and creator of Yes, the "Need it Now!" service. World Moto has revolutionized the taxi industry by inventing the Moto-Meter, a landmark device that CNN, Newsweek, Wired, Moneylife, among others, are calling "the world's first motorcycle taxi meter" and "world's first portable taxi meter" and "first-ever black box for motorcycles," while the Times named it "one of the most significant innovations of this decade" and Fast Company declared it "The First Real Taxi Meter Innovation in 100 Years...a $3 billion dollar idea."
Watch the Moto-Meter in use on motorcycle taxis: http://www.worldmoto.com/videos.php
Watch Yes: http://www.worldmoto.com/yes.php
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