Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board

    MR. PRADIT PHATARAPRASIT

    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.

  • Director

    MRS. BOOTSAREE ANGKANAWATANA

    Mrs. Bootsaree Angkanawatana has been a director of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd. since 2003. 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.

  • Director

    Mr.Chai Chatsirivichaikul

    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.

  • Director

    MR. SURAPONG SUPUNPONG

    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.

  • Director

    Mrs. Luckana Naviroj

    Mrs. Luckana Naviroj has been a director of Thai Agro Exchange Co., Ltd. board since February 2015. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, FAVIS (FSEVP), The Mall Group Co., Ltd., City Mall Group Co., Ltd. and Siam Paragon Retail Co., Ltd. and The Advisor of Foundation for Thai Youth Under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Grandmother, The Advisor of Chairman of the Board of Directors, Council of the Child Development Organization Under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn., And a member of the Committee on Agricultural Policy and Planning of Agricultural Economics Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

  • Director

    DR. SOMCHET THINAPHONG

    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.

  • Director

    Mr. Morrakot Pittarat


    Mr. Morrakot Pittarat has been a Director of Thai Agro Exchange Co.,Ltd. (Talad Thai) and Deputy Manager of Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), member of work group organizing agricultural cooperatives development plan for BAAC customers’ marketing together with Cooperative Promotion Department, committee preparing national strategy proposal of creating opportunity and social equality, Vice President of Committee for management and solving salt-field problems for the whole system, advisor and system administrator of mobilization project of jasmine-rice chain management in Roi Et Province and sustainably increase of farmers’ income in Nakhon Sawan Province, also a subcommittee to solve rice issue systematically

  • Director

    MR. HASAN BASAR

    Mr. Hasan Basar is one of Thailand’s most experienced communications strategy, marketing and issues management consultants and is the Founder and Managing Director of Thailand’s leading public relations company, Bangkok Public Relations Ltd. He has been practicing in Thailand for over 30 years and has counseled some of the world’s most eminent organisations including Procter & Gamble for over 20 years, GE for over 20 years, and Coca-Cola, as well as top Thai corporations and three of Thailand’s largest property development projects. He has also counseled the Royal Thai Government, more than 10 cabinet members, as well as three prime ministers and political party leaders. 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.

  • Chief Executive Officer & Director

    MR. GRAHAM SANDERS

    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.