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Topic: Economic Transformation and Business Opportunities in Asia
Speaker: Dr. Pongsak Hoontrakul
In November, our speaker Dr. Pongsak will be discussing themes from his new book, “Economic Transformation and Business Opportunities in Asia.” Come and hear how the pace of economic transformation in Asia affects prosperity and the emerging middle class, and find out how demographic trends, digitization rates and consumer preferences create business opportunities in a disruptive and uncertain world.
Biography: Dr. Pongsak Hoontrakul serves as Member of International Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada and a member of International Advisory Board of International Association of Deposit Insurance, Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Pongsak, a fellow member of Thai Institute of Director, has currently been a Non-Executive Director and Member of Nomination committee of UOL Group Ltd., Singapore since May 2008.
Dr. Hoontrakul was the Advisor to the Senate Committee for Fiscal, Banking and Financial Institutions, Parliamentary Committee of Economic Affairs and Parliamentary Committee for Justice and Human Rights in Thailand. He also served as an independent Director of United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited from 2005 to April 2008 and was the Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2005 to 2006. Until 1 May 2013, he was the Senior Research Fellow position at Sasin of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and in this capacity, he had extensively engaged with World Economic Forum in numerous activities (e.g. panelist, researcher, advisor, etc.) over the last twenty years. During this period, he had written over 50 articles, papers* and books. His latest book title, “Economic Transformation and Business Opportunities in Asia” was published by New York McMillan Palgrave in August 2017.
Dr. Hoontrakul received a Doctoral degree in Business Administration in the Finance Thammasat University, a Master in Business Administration from Sasin of Chulalongkorn University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and System Engineering at San Jose State University, USA. He was the recipient of the Best Research Paper Award for ASEAN Scholars at the annual Asia Pacific Finance Association in 2001.