Fostering the Future of Finance

To Be Announced
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Located on Sukhumvit Road, Sheraton Grande is directly linked to BTS Asok and MRT Sukhumvit by the Grande Connection outside the hotel lobby.
Bangkok, Thailand
Fostering the Future of Finance

With the world facing an unprecedented pace of disruptions and transformations on multiple fronts, Thailand’s financial sector is presented with both opportunities to reap and risks to manage. How will the waves of financial technology change the economic and social landscapes as we know it? How can we prepare ourselves for a new world of digital finance and beyond? 

The Harvard Club of Thailand is honored to organize a panel discussion on the topic “Fostering the Future of Finance". Join us for an evening of drinks, dinner, and discussion with three top thought leaders from the Harvard Alumni Community.

The event will also feature opening remarks by Professor Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, former Deputy Prime Minister, who is the current President of the Harvard Club of Thailand.

This event will be held in English, and is open to public. If you are an HCT paid member, you are also eligible for a discount. If you would like to become a paid HCT member, please visit this link (for Harvard alumni Only).  

We hope to see many of our alumni and friends at this headliner event which kicks off our 2020 club calendar. 

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The Program

Event Title: Fostering the Future of Finance 
Event Date: 3 March 2020, 18:00 - 21:00 
Venue: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
        6:00 PM … Registration & Soft Drinks
        6:30 PM … Dinner
        7:30 PM … Dinner Talk Panel Discussion
        8:30 PM … Q&A
        9:00 PM … End
Dress Code: Business Casual 
F&B: Three-course menu (choice of Beef, Fish or Vegetarian) with soft drinks.
          View full menu here -> See Menu
Registration Deadline: 29 February @ 9:00 PM

The Panel 

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob - 23rd Governor of the Bank of Thailand, a post he has held since October 2015. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC before serving as a co-director of the Policy Research Institute of the Thai Ministry of Finance during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. In 2014, he was appointed to the Bank of Thailand’s Board and Monetary Policy Committee. Dr. Veerathai’s private sector experience includes serving as senior executive of Siam Commercial Bank and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. He has also held various positions on boards of leading corporations, including Thanachart Capital, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thai Airways International, and Central Pattana. Dr. Veerathai holds a Ph.D. and A.M. in Economics from Harvard University, and a BA in Economics from Thammasat University.

Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn - Secretary-General for the Office of the Insurance Commission, Thailand’s insurance regulator operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance. He was previously a member of the State Audit Commission, a standing committee member of the ASEAN Law Association Thailand, and chairman of the subcommittee considering rectification of the Constitution. In 2011, he was appointed to head Thailand’s telecommunications regulatory regime as the Commissioner of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. Prior to this, he worked in judicial and regulatory offices - serving as a judge for over 10 years, as well as with the Secretariat of the Election Commission of Thailand. Dr. Suthiphon has also held positions within the Ministry of Commerce, actively participating in WTO trade negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Suthiphon holds a S.J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania, an LL.M. from Harvard University, and a BA in Law from Thammasat University.

Tipsuda Thavaramara - Chairwoman of Thai FinTech Association, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve Thai people’s access to financial services at lower cost, nurture Thai startups, and promote competition in the financial service industry. She was SEC Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Policy, Markets and Intermediaries, and Investment Management from 2014 to May 2019. Her accomplishments include laying the foundation for digitalization of capital market and promoting FinTech development in Thailand, liberalizing securities businesses and creating competition in the exchange business, drafting the Derivatives Law and launching Thailand Futures Exchange, and formulating the implementation plan for ASEAN capital market integration. She also served on the Board of the Government Pension Fund from 2007-2011. Tipsuda holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Mathematics from Harvard University.

Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai (Moderator) - Group Chief Economist and Managing Director of Sea, one of the leading tech companies in ASEAN and Taiwan that operates Garena, Shopee and Airpay. He has also worked at Credit Suisse, the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and an MPA in International Development from Harvard University.


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Guest (non-paid HCT Members)

Ticket price includes the talk and 3-course dinner. Seating is first-come-first-serve basis.

Paid HCT Members

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