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

 

He has held several key positions in the public sector, including as 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 Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC) in establishment of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

 

In addition to his positions as Independent Director, Chairman of the Technology Committee, and Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee of the Bank, Dr. Koanantakool presently holds key positions in several organizations such as Chairman, Internet Thailand PCL; Expert Member on Information Technology, Public Sector Audit and Evaluation Committee; Member, National Economic Reform Committee; Member, National Economic and Social Development Council; Director, Information Technology Projects Under the Initiative of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation; Chairman, Ratanarajasuda Information Technology Award Foundation; Expert Member of Mahidol University Council and Member of the Mahidol University Internal Audit Committee, Mahidol University; Director and Member of the State Enterprise Board Screening Committee, Board of State Enterprise Policy Office; and Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Tradesiam Co., Ltd.

Age

67

Current position

  • Independent Director
  • Chairman of the Technology Committee
  • Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee

Date of appointment

5 April 2016

No. of years on the board

4 years 9 months

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
  • Cyber Security and Technology Risk, The Siam Commercial Bank PCL and PwC Thailand
  • Cyber Resilience for Directors of Financial Institutions, Bank of Thailand
  • Collaboration for the Future of Finance, Bank of Thailand
  • National Director Conference 2019, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Bangkok Sustainable Banking Forum 2019, Bank of Thailand
  • Bank’s Preparations for Compliance with Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and
    Cyber Security Act, Baker & McKenzie and PwC Thailand
  • Cyber Resilience Leadership: Tone from the Top 2020, Bank of Thailand in collaboration
    with Securities and Exchange Commission and Office of Insurance Commission
Experience in the past 5 years
  • President, National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Vice Chairman, Member of the Executive Committee, and
    Member of the Risk Management Committee, Internet Thailand PCL
  • Chairman, T-Net Co., Ltd.
  • Member, National Reform Steering Assembly
  • Expert Member, Khon Kaen University Council
Positions in other listed companies
  • Chairman, Internet Thailand PCL
Positions in non-listed companies
  • Director, Internet Foundation for the Development of Thailand
  • Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Tradesiam Co., Ltd.
  • Director, Information Technology Projects Under the Initiative of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation
  • Expert Member of Mahidol University Council and Member of the Mahidol University
    Internal Audit Committee, Mahidol University
  • Expert Member on Information Technology, Public Sector Audit and Evaluation Committee
  • Member, National Economic Reform Committee
  • Member, National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Member, Advisory Panel, SCB Abacus Co., Ltd.
  • Chairman, Ratanarajasuda Information Technology Award Foundation
  • Director and Member of the State Enterprise Board Screening Committee, Board of State Enterprise Policy Office
  •  Member, Public Administration and Security System Re-Balancing and Development Committee,
    National Economic and Social Development Council
  •  Council Member, Chitralada Technology Institute
  •  Chairman, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology
  • Independent Director, InnoSpace Company Limited
  •  Chairman of Ad-Hoc Subcommittee No. 1, Public Sector Audit and Evaluation Committee
  • Chairman, Sustaiable Development Goals Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, National Economic and Social Development Council
  • Expert Member (Science and Technology), Sustainable Development Committee, National Economic and Social Development Council

SCB shareholding

 

  • Number of shares held by director

None

  • Number of shares held by related persons

None

Family relationship with director and management

None