Dr. Suraphongchai holds a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from Chulalongkorn University, a Master’s Degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, U.S., and a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.

 

Dr. Suraphongchai commenced his long and illustrious career in banking in 1977 at Bangkok Bank PCL. He later served the Royal Thai Government as the Minister of Transport and Communications from 1994–1995. He returned to the banking business in 1998 as Chairman of Radanasin Bank PCL and thereafter, in 1999, he joined SCB as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Presently, Dr. Suraphongchai serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Siam Commercial Bank PCL and Advisor to the Crown Property Bureau.

 

Throughout his tenure as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dr. Suraphongchai has demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision, guiding SCB Group toward its successful business transformation, which is greatly contributing to the Bank’s impressive growth amid digital disruption.

Age

75 years

Current position

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Date of appointment

10 December 1999

No. of years on the board

21 years 1 month

Education

  • B.Sc. (Engineering), Chulalongkorn University
  • M.Sc. (Engineering), University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • M.B.A. (Management), Graduate School of Management, UCLA, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Management, UCLA, U.S.A.

Training program

  • Role of the Chairman Program, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Cyber Security and Technology Risk, The Siam Commercial Bank PCL and PwC Thailand
  • Exclusive Workshop for SCB Boardroom: Vision-Driven Purpose, The Siam Commercial Bank PCL and Thai Institute of Directors Association

Experience in the past 5 years
  • Advisor, The Crown Property Bureau
  • Director, Kempinski AG
  • Director, CPB Equity Co., Ltd.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
  • Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, The Siam Commercial Bank PCL
  • Board member, International Advisory Board, The Chubb Group of Companies

     

Positions in other listed companies

None

 

Positions in non-listed companies
  • Chairman, Cycling Track Management Co., Ltd.
  • Advisor, The Crown Property Bureau

SCB shareholding

 

  • Number of shares held by director

None

  • Number of shares held by related person

None

Family relationship with director and management

None