23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia

Monday, June and Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Uttama Savanayana

Uttama Savanayana

Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand
Professional Experience  
12/16/2016-present Minister, Ministry of Industry/ Thailand
10/21/2016-12/12/2016 Chairman, Board of Executives, Bangkok University
08/19/2016-12/09/2016 Advisor to The Prime Minister for Digital, Information and Communication Technology
08/19/2015-09/12/2016 Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology/ Thailand
06/01/2015-08/16/2015 President, Bangkok University
Member of Board of Trustees, Bangkok University
2013-2015 Executive Vice President for Business Development and Special Projects and Member of Board of Executives, Bangkok University
2012-2013 Executive Vice President, Bangkok University
2009-2012 Vice President for International Affairs, Bangkok University
2007-08/17/2015 Managing Director, Thai Prosperity Advisory Co., Ltd.
2005-2006 Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce/ Thailand
2003-2005 Vice Minister, Prime Minister's Office
2001-2003 Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Finance/ Thailand
1998-2001 Director of Business Development, GE Capital (Thailand) Ltd.
1994-1998 Senior Vice President for Research and Planning Department, Corporate Development and Economic Research Center for Siam City Bank Public Co., Ltd.


Manager, Research and Planning Department, Siam City Bank Public Company Limited


Board Director and Executive Chairman, Siam City-ING Asset Management Co., Ltd.
1984-1994 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration


Deputy Director, The Bangkok Centre for the Joint Doctoral Program in Business Administration (National Institute of Development Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, McGill University and York University)


Director, Executive MBA Project Business Administration, Executive MBA, National Institute of Development Administration


Director, Young Executive MBA Project, School of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration


Faculty Member and Finance Group Coordinator, School of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration
Other Positions
2012-2015 Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Good Governance Committee, Big C Super Center Public Co., Ltd.
2011-2015 Director and Chairman of Investment Committee, Dhipaya Life Insurance Public Co., Ltd.
2011-2015 Independent Director and Member of Compensation Committee, KT ZMICO Securities Co., Ltd.
2011-2015 Member of the Risk Management Committee, National Science and Technology Development Agency
- Ph.D., Management 1990
School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, U.S.A.
- M.B.A., Finance & International Business 1984
Kellogg School of Management, Northwest University, U.S.A.
- B.Sc., Electrical Engineering 1982
Brown University, U.S.A.
Honors/ Awards
- Recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, for his significant contribution to society in the field of Economics and Finance, Chulalongkorn Demonstration Secondary School
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