Governors Table: AMCHAM Academy Graduation
Hosted by Greg Wong, AMCHAM President & Managing Director of Agoda, Mook Pibuldham of Bank of American, Kaveepan Eiamsakulrat of The KE Group and Charles Blocker of IC Partners, this event is specially dedicated to the Chamber's second AMCHAM Academy cohort. AMCHAM Academy connects high-talent staff with leaders in the Thai business world in small group seminars.
About your hosts:
Greg Wong, is Managing Director at Agoda, one of the world's fastest-growing online travel platforms, with over 2,000 employees in Bangkok. An experienced Board Member and former Senior American Diplomat, Greg specializes in building sustainable partnerships between government and industry. Greg was Commercial Officer at American Embassies in Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and other global posts. Greg was awarded the Gold Medal - the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Greg was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burundi, and entrepreneur with a successful import and retail business in Honolulu. Greg studied Thai at Chula, holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and an MPA from Harvard.
Ornkanya (Mook) Pibuldham was appointed Managing Director and Chief Country Officer at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in June 2013. She is based in Bangkok and covers operation of Bank of America N.A. and Merrill Lynch Securities in Thailand. Mook is currently on the Executive Board of Thai Energy Foundation. Prior to joining BofAML, Mook was the Managing Director and Head of Global Markets/Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank AG, Bangkok from 2000 ? 2013 and Head of Financial Institutional Sales at Standard Chartered Bank, Bangkok from 1996 ? 2000. Mook holds a Master's of Arts in Finance and Investments with distinction from University of Exeter and Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University.
Kaveepan Eiamsakulrat is Executive Chairman of The KE Group. With an experience of over 27 years in the real estate development industry in Thailand and across the globe, he has expertise in real estate investment and infrastructure development in Thailand. Kaveepan has worked in leadership roles with multi-million US dollar corporations to bring innovation and technology in the real estate space in the Kingdom. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Housing Business Association, Thai Shopping Center Association, and is actively involved with other associations. He has also received the Trade Association Prestige Outstanding Executive Awards by Ministry of Commerce and Thai Chamber of Commerce in 2018.
Charles Blocker is Founder and CEO of IC Partners, A leader with broad based knowledge of on-line start-ups, real estate development and project finance in Asia, Charles brings more than two decades of experience in capital raising, corporate finance and commercial real estate to IC Partners Limited. His previous engagements include appointment as Chief Development Officer in 2007 for InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. and Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance for Gannon International Ltd. and Managing Director of Gannon Realty (Thailand) from 1999-2007 overseeing the company's commercial real estate and industrial development projects in both Thailand and Vietnam. Charles earned an MBA at the Kenan‐Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill, with honors.