The energy sector is one of the most important growth enablers in Thailand and the region. Yet globally it remains a male-dominated sector. A growing body of evidence correlates the increased representation of women in corporate leadership roles with stronger business outcomes.
As the understanding and a dialogue on gender equality and social inclusion will be essential for developing a sustainable energy sector in Southeast Asia, the joint Committees would like to feature progressive policies, programs, and lessons learned from various perspectives. Our speakers include a CEO of a Thai renewable energy company, a country Managing Director of a multinational energy company, an experienced Oil & Gas engineer, and a gender advisor to the USAID Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia (E4SEA) Activity.
Dr. Adisak Jangkamolkulchai, Chairman & Managing Director, Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Executive Director of Thailand Major Growth Venture as well as lead Country Manager of ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand. Dr. Adisak received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology from Chulalongkorn University, located in Bangkok, Thailand and a Master of Science in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He has worked for affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation in a number of managerial positions during his 28-year career, which has included director and refinery manager of Esso (Thailand), engineering manager of Europe/Middle East/Asia Pacific of ExxonMobil Engineering Europe Limited. He is the first Thai who has ever assumed this announced position.
Cathleen Maleenont, Chairman & CEO, Thai Solar Energy. She is also on the board of 9 other companies. In the past Dr. Maleenont was Assistant Senior Executive Vice President at BEC World Public Co., Ltd. Dr. Maleenont received an undergraduate degree from the University of Chulalongkorn, a graduate degree from Boston University and a doctorate from Pepperdine University.
Duantem (Moon) Voradejviseskrai, ASBU Wells Manager, Chevron. Duantem has 23 years of Drilling and Completions experience with Chevron. Duantem received her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. She joined Chevron in 1998 as an engineer and started her drilling career as a Drill Site Manager Trainee in the Gulf of Thailand. Since then, she has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and Thailand during her Chevron career.
, Gender Specialist, USAID/RDMA. Natt joined USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in 2019 as Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Group at the Mission. She has extensive experience in the field of international developments, and gender equality and social inclusion at the international, regional, and national level. Prior to joining USAID, she was Research Program Manager for Key Population Research and Advocacy Project under a regional Global Fund Grant. She previously served as Gender Officer at Oxfam in Thailand, managing a project on counter trafficking in women and girls along Thai-Lao borders. Prior to that, she served as Regional Network Coordinator at the Asia Pacific Transgender Network. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
, Co-Chair of AMCHAM HR Committee and Director, Group Learning & Organization Development, DKSH