Women on Board Discussion Series
On March 13th, AMCHAM will host the first in a new event series titled “Women on Board”, featuring candid discussions with leading women executives about their experiences serving on non-profit or executive boards.
This month we are pleased to welcome two women from the boards of AMCHAM: Ornkanya (Mook) Pibuldham, AMCHAM Board and Managing Director at Bank of America and Vira-anong Phutrakul, AMCHAM Foundation Board and Managing Director, Consumer Business at Citibank. They will share their personal career journey, followed by an informal question and answer session, led by AMCHAM Executive Director, Heidi Gallant where we can explore topics such as their ingredients for success; peers and mentors who have helped them along the way; challenges to balancing volunteer work, their business and family; and advice they have for women about their experience.
Please join us for this special event which will be followed by our monthly social networking at the Conrad Bangkok.
About the Speakers:
Vira-anong Phuktrakul has served as Managing Director, Consumer Business at Citibank since 2015, when she became the first local executive appointed to head this unit in Thailand. Vira-anong originally joined the Corporate Finance department of Citibank in 1994, later moving to Securities Services where she was eventually promoted to Securities Country Manager for Thailand. In 2000, she relocated to Hong Kong, eventually becoming Securities Country Manager for Hong Kong and China. Upon her return to Thailand in 2002, she assumed the role of Global Transaction Services Head as well as Commercial Banking Head.
In 2016, Vira-anong was elected to the AMCHAM Board of Governors, and served as Vice President during her term, which completed in 2018. Since 2017, she also serves on the AMCHAM Foundation Board.
Vira-anong received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and accounting from Scripps College, Claremont, California, and an MBA in finance, accounting and international management from Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts.
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. Orkanya is currently Chairperson of the Executive Board of NIST Foundation of International Education and Executive Board of Thai Energy Foundation.
Orkanya has served on the AMCHAM Board of Governors since 2017, and was re-elected for a second term in 2018.
With over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, Orkanya has comprehensive understanding of Thailand and international banking businesses. She also possesses in-depth knowledge of wholesale banking products and risk management of all aspects. She has established long term relationships with major SET 100 companies and financial institutions. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 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.