Jitinat Asdamongkol has been named the president of ONE Championship Thailand. He is an alum of College of Management Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
“It is an honor to join ONE Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization,” the CMMU alum stated. “Martial arts, especially mixed martial arts, has been at the center of my life and for the longest time, I’ve worked diligently to help grow the sport in my country. Thailand has some of the best martial arts talent in the world.”
As the ONE Championship Thailand president, Jitinat will lead ONE Championship’s operations in Thailand, overseeing growth strategy and strengthening the ONE network in the country. He said, “Part of my role as President of ONE Championship Thailand is to develop and nurture these incredible human beings and transform them into real life superheroes by creating a strong and sustainable ecosystem with initiatives that will be working with local partners, stakeholders and communities in the industry.”
Jitinat earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from Clarkson University in Postdam, New York, United States and his master’s degree in the CMMU. Prior to joining ONE Championship, he served as the president of the Thai Mixed Martial Arts Federation (TMMAF) and content innovation director at JSL Global Media, a content provider and production house founded by his parents.
As the TMMAF president, Jitinat arranged events and learning programs to raise knowledge and awareness for mixed martial arts. He also helped establish mixed martial arts as a safe and positive sport for the people.
Most of Jitinat’s career was focused on developing amateur MMA in Thailand. He helped to establish standard rules and regulations, as well as develop the sport on a grassroots level.
“It is my absolute pleasure to announce that Jitinat Asdamongkol (Plai) has been named President of ONE Championship Thailand,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “Jitinat is a well-loved martial arts pioneer in Thailand and a seasoned business leader in the Thai media and entertainment industry. He will work alongside myself and the rest of our leadership team to scale ONE Championship into Asia’s first multi-billion dollar global sports media property in history.”
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Jitinat: