Dr. Koanantakool attained a Bachelor’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, U.K.

 

He held several key positions in the public sector, including Member of National Reform Steering Assembly and President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). During his years in these key positions, Dr. Koanantakool was widely recognized as a key figure in, for example, stewarding the Y2K problem resolution in 2000, drafting and advocating the national IT policy, formulating Thailand’s first national ICT master plan (2002-2006), pushing IT laws, and assisting the Office of the Civil Service Commission in establishment of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

 

Presently, Dr. Koanantakool also holds key positions in several organizations such as Expert Member on Information Technology, Public Sector Audit and Evaluation Committee; Member, National Economic Reform Committee; Member, The National Economic and Social Development Board; Chairman, Foundation for Research in Information Technology; and Director and Member of the State Enterprise Board Screening Committee under the Board of State Enterprise Policy Office.

Age

65

Current position

  • Independent Director
  • Chairman of the Technology Committee

Date of appointment

5 April 2016

No. of years on the board

3 years 1 month

Education

  •  B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Imperial College, University of London, U.K.
  •  Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Imperial College, University of London, U.K.

Training program

  • Role of the Chairman Program, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Director Certification Program, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Board Matters and Trends, Thai Institute of Directors Association

Experience in the past 5 years

2010-2016

President, National Science and Technology Development Agency

 

2002-2017

Vice Chairman, Member of the Executive Committee, and Member of the Risk Management Committee, Internet Thailand PCL

 

2008-2017

Chairman, T-Net Co., Ltd.

 

2015-2017

Member, National Reform Steering Assembly

 

2016-2018

Expert Member, Khon Kaen University Council

     

Positions in other listed companies

2018-Present

Advisor to Chairman, Internet Thailand PCL

     

Positions in non-listed companies

2003-Present

Director, Internet Foundation for the Development of Thailand

 

2005-Present

Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Tradesiam Co., Ltd.

 

2016-Present

Director, Information Technology Foundation Under the Initiative of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

 

2016-Present

Expert Member of Mahidol University Council and Member of the Mahidol University Internal Audit Committee

 

2017-Present

Expert Member on Information Technology, Public Sector Audit and Evaluation Committee

 

2017-Present

Member, National Economic Reform Committee

 

2017-Present

Member, The National Economic and Social Development Board

 

2017-Present

Member of Advisory Panel, SCB Abacus Co., Ltd.

 

2018-Present

Advisor to Chairman, Foundation for Research in Information Technology

 

2018-Present

Member, State Enterprise Board Screening Committee under the Board of State Enterprise Policy Office

SCB shareholding

 

  • Number of shares held by director

None

  • Number of shares held by related persons

None

Family relationship with director and management

None