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


Throughout his tenure as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dr. Suraphongchai has demonstrated exemplary visionary leadership, guiding SCB Group towards the successful transformation of its business model that greatly contributes to the buoyant growth of the Bank with an emphasis on the adaptation to the era of technology.