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 Chairman of Radanasin Bank PCL and thereafter, in 1999, he joined SCB as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Most recently, he was appointed by the Board as the Chairman of the Board, effective from 5 April 2019.

 

Presently, Dr. Suraphongchai also serves as Board Chairman of Cycling Track Management Co., Ltd. and Advisor to the Crown Property Bureau.

Age

73

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

19 years 5 months

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

  2016-2018 Member of Advisory Board, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
  2016-2019 Board member, International Advisory Board, The Chubb Group of Companies
     

Positions in other listed companies

None

 

Positions in non-listed companies

2015-Present

Chairman,  Cycling Track Management Co., Ltd.

 

2019-Present

Advisor to 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