President, Bangkok Bank
Chartsiri Sophonpanich is President of Bangkok Bank and Chairman of Bangkok Bank (China). Bangkok Bank is Thailand’s leading corporate and business bank and one of the largest banks in ASEAN. The bank has a long-standing presence across Southeast Asia, as well as in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New York and London. Its overall international network includes 32 locations in 15 economies.
Bangkok Bank (China) is the only Thai-owned local bank in China and has five branches– in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Xiamen– and a sub-branch in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone (FTZ).
Bangkok Bank’s domestic operation in Thailand includes approximately 1,200 branches and 240 business centers and business desks, along with an extensive self-service network. Its digital banking services are continually being expanded to support evolving lifestyle trends and include the award-winning mobile-banking service, Bualuang mBanking.
Along with its successful commercial operations, the bank is also a strong supporter of Thailand’s community and plays an active role in many social development and educational initiatives.
Chartsiri is a Director of Post PublishingPCL and the Electronic Transactions Development Agency. He is a Member of the National Strategy Committee and the National Economic Reform Committee, sits on the Board of the National Science and Technology Development Agency,is a Director of TRG Management LP and TRG Allocation LLC,and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Bangkok University.
Chartsiri holds master’s degrees in management and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.