The Governors' Table @ Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
AMCHAM invites you to join our Governors' Table, hosted by Ornkanya (Mook) Pibuldham of Bank of America, Tibor Pandi of Citibank, Arpaporn (Gift) Samabhandhu of Johnson & Johnson, and Aileen Chew of Mastercard.
Our Governors' Tables offer an opportunity to connect to leading executives and AMCHAM Board Governors over leisurely dinners in unique venues around Bangkok. The small group size allows for individual introductions followed by relaxed, wide-ranging conversations with leaders from diverse industries and businesses.
This evening’s venue is Stock.Room at the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, a charismatic and edgy hotel in Bangkok that is beyond the ordinary.
About Your Hosts:
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 operations 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 Bank of America, 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.
Tibor Pandi, as Country Head and Citi Country Officer for Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, Tibor oversees Citibank's operations in this region as well as playing an active role on the AMCHAM Board. Before his arrival in Thailand in 2017, Tibor led Citi operations in Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Prior to joining Citi in 2001, he worked in a number of functions with ABN AMRO Bank in Hungary and the Netherlands. Tibor has over 22 years of experience in corporate and retail banking and holds a degree from the Budapest Corvinus University.
Arpaporn (Gift) Samabhandhu is the Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson Thailand & Emerging Territories, leading across Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Consumer Health sectors. A Thai national, Gift has lived in six countries (Thailand, Canada, Vietnam, Spain, Singapore, and Indonesia) with over 25 years work experience in the fields of Nutrition and Healthcare. Gift started her career in FMCG, working successively for LOWE Lintas, then Coca-Cola Thailand, Boots Healthcare International, Danone Groupe (both in Baby Nutrition and Dairy divisions), and Mead Johnson Nutrition Vietnam, where she also served as Chairwomen of the Nutrition Food Group sector under EUROCHAM. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Gift was the Head of ASEA Zone and General Manager TMS for Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, covering a span of 11 countries across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Gift has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Assumption University, Thailand, and an International Executive MBA Degree from the University of Victoria, Canada. She also holds a certificate for High Performance Leadership and Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. During her free time, she loves to water-ski and wakeboard and believes in work-life integration.
Aileen Chew has been a Country Manager of Thailand and Myanmar for Mastercard since 2019. Here, she has championed the need and expansion of cashless payments and has been dedicated to accelerating the country’s digital payments landscape to support the government’s vision of creating an inclusive cashless society. Since joining Mastercard in 2016, Aileen has been actively advocating the cashless movement in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Mastercard, Aileen worked for Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) in Singapore where she held key leadership positions in marketing, business, and product development. Among her many accomplishments there, Aileen is a technology enthusiast, with almost two decades of experience in financial products and go-to market strategies. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is the mother of three spirited boys.