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.A., and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

 

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 the Chairman of Radanasin Bank PCL and thereafter, in 1999, he joined SCB as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Director of the Bank.

Age

73

Current position

  • Director
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee

Date of appointment

10 December 1999

No. of years on the board

18 years 9 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

Experience in the past 5 years

1997-2017

Advisor, The Crown Property Bureau

 

1999-2017

Director, Kempinski AG

 

2006-2017

Director, CPB Equity Co., Ltd.

 

2008-2015

Director, Siam Commercial Foundation

Positions in other listed companies

None

 

Positions in non-listed companies

2006-Present

Executive Director and Member of the Education Committee, The Tio Chew Association of Thailand

 

2006-Present

Vice Chairman, Peiing School Board

 

2007-Present

Honorary Member of the Board of Directors, Amata Spring Country Club

 

2009-Present

Chairman, X-Zell Biotech Co., Ltd.

 

2015-Present

Director, Cycling Track Management Company

 

2016-Present

Board member, International Advisory Board, The Chubb Group of Companies

 

2016-Present

Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)

SCB shareholding

 

  • Number of shares held by director

None

  • Number of shares held by related person

None

Family relationship with director and management

None