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Board of Directors

MR. PRADIT PHATARAPRASIT
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Pradit Phataraprasit is the Chief Executive Officer of Winvestment Co., Ltd., which is the Phataraprasit family’s holding company and the majority shareholder of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd.  Winvestment has substantial interests in Hospitality and Leisure (The Peninsula Bangkok, Mercure Chiangmai and Yacht Haven Marina), Retailing (The Mall, Emporium and Paragon), Agricultural Produce Wholesaling (Talaad Thai market, Si Mum Muang market), Manufacturing (Patra Porcelain) and Port Operations (Songkhla and Phuket Deep Sea Port).  He has held cabinet positions in six administrations and served as a Deputy Minister of Finance (2008–2011) and a Deputy Minister of Transport (1997–2000).  He graduated with a Master’s degree in Political Science from Thammasat University, Bangkok, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics Management from Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire, USA.

MRS. BOOTSAREE ANGKANAWATANA
Director

Mrs. Bootsaree Angkanawatana has been a director of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd. since 2003. She is currently President of Zonta Club of Bangkok 7, Biennium 2014-2016. In this capacity, Mrs. Angkanawatana leads a group of business people in charitable works for less fortunate children and elderly people in Bangkok.

Mrs. Angkanawatana graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She has two children.

Mr.Chai Chatsirivichaikul

Director

Mr Chatsirivichaikul was appointed a non-executive director of Thai Agro Exchange Co. Ltd in May 2016.

He is currently the Managing Director of Big Development Co. Ltd – a real estate development .

Mr Chatsirivichaikul graduated from Golden Gate University in San Francisco with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (International Management) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He received a Bachelors degree in economics from Thammasat University, Bangkok.

MR. ADUL KANCHANAWAT
Director

Mr Adul Kanchanawat is currently the Senior Vice President at the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree. Mr Kanchanawat has been a director of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd. since 2009.

MR. SURAPONG SUPUNPONG
Director

Mr. Surapong Supunpong has been a director of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd. board since November 2012. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Winvestment Co., Ltd.  Winvestment is the holding company and the majority shareholder of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd.  He is also the President of Patra Porcelain Co., Ltd. and Board of Director of Royal Copenhagen (Thailand) Co., Ltd.  He graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Thammasat University, Bangkok.

Mrs. Luckana Naviroj
Director

DR. SOMCHET THINAPHONG 
Director

Dr. Somchet is currently the Managing Director of the Dawei Development Company. He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency) and a Director of the Amata Corporation.

Dr. Somchet has previously been the President of the New Bangkok International Airport (Suwannabhumi) and a governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand. He has held various Directorships in large state owned government enterprises and published various engineering research papers.

Dr. Somchet holds a Bachelor's of Engineering from the University of Tasmania, a Master's of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology and Doctorate of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology.

MR. HASAN BASAR
Director

Mr. Hasan Basar is the Founder and Managing Director of Thailand’s leading public relations company (Bangkok Public Relations Ltd.).  He is one of Thailand’s most experienced communications strategy, marketing and issues management consultants.  He has been practicing in Thailand for over 30 years and counseled some of the world’s most eminent organisations including GE (over 20 years), Procter & Gamble (over 20 years), Makro, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Panasonic, Honda, as well as top Thai corporations Central Pattana, Siam Piwat, Thaicom, TrueVisions, and all three of Thailand’s largest property development projects.  He has counseled the Royal Thai Government, more than 10 cabinet members, as well as three prime ministers and political party leaders, including Anand Panyarachun after the 1992 Black May national emergency as lead international communications strategist.  He is a 3-Term Board Member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, 4-Term Board Member of The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, and 4-Term Secretary of the Oxford & Cambridge Society Thailand.  He graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.  He was born in Thailand and is a Thai national.

MR. GRAHAM SANDERS
Chief Executive Officer & Director

Graham Sanders is the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd., the holding company of Talaad Thai Wholesale Market. Prior to joining Thai Agro, Mr Sanders was the Regional Director Asia for Swire Cold Storage and also the Chief Representative for John Swire & Sons Vietnam. The Swire businesses in Vietnam included Swire Cold Storage, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Cathay Pacific Catering, Swire Offshore Shipping, Swire Properties and Finlays Tea Trading. He worked for the Swire Group for 26 years, working extensively in South East Asia, South Asia, China and Australia, holding various directorship positions in Vietnam and Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Adelaide University and an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.