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Mr. Yuth Vorachattarn
Independent Director (Chairman)
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA); Master Degree of Economics, Thammasat University; Bachelor Degree of Economics, Thammasat University 

Mr. Yuth Vorachattarn was appointed as Chairman and Member of the Audit Committee of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc since October 2002.

Prior to joining Maybank, he had extensive experience in the financial sector including President of Bangkok Metropolitan Bank and Rattanatun Finance Co., Ltd, Chairman of Family Know How Co., Ltd, Managing Director of Market for Alternative Investment (MAI), and Deputy Director General of Government savings Bank.

His current directorship positions in companies within Maybank Group include Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Maybank Asset Management Co., Ltd. He is currently Chairman of Preecha Group Ltd, Siam Commercial Leasing Plc, and Taokaenoi Food & Marketing Plc, while also serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Saha Thai Steel Pipe Plc.

He attended 7 out of 7 Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

Mr. Yuth Vorachattarn has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Maybank. He also has no conflict of interest with Maybank and has never been charged for any offence.

Dr. Areepong Bhoocha-oom
Independent Director (Vice Chairman)
  • Doctorate Degree of Finance, University of Mississippi, USA
  • Master Degree of Finance, Marshall University, USA
  • Bachelor Degree of Internal Business Management, Boston University, USA

 

Dr. Areepong is currently the Vice Chairman, the Independent Director and Member of Audit Committee  of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc.  He has officially assumed the positions since October 2018.

Prior to join MBKET, Dr. Areepong is the honorable executive and professional management in various industry businesses and well known organizations, such as the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports. He also acted as chairman of EGAT, TOT Plc., Government Housing Bank and Thai Airways International Plc.

Mr. Areepong also held directorship in many well recognized firms such as PTT Plc., PTT Chemical Plc., AOT Plc., Aromatics (Thailand) Plc. and Ratchaburi Electricity Holding Plc.

Dr. Areepong has no family relationship with any other directors and the major shareholder of MBKET. He also has no conflict of interest with MBKET and has never been charged for any offence.

Ms. Sopawadee Lertmanaschai
Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Master of Science (Accounting), Thammasat University.
  • Bachelor of Law, Thammasat University
  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting), Thammasat University 

Ms. Sopawadee Lertmanaschai was appointed as Independent Director and Member of Audit Committee for Maybank Kim Eng Securties (Thailand) Plc since October 2015.

Prior to join the compan, Ms. Sopawadee Lertmanaschai was the Secretary General of Government Pension Fund from 2010-2013. In addition, she was the highest ranked exeutive and has been well know in Thai capital markets, especially for her contributions to Government Pension Fund, The Securities and Exchange Commission and Stock Exchange of Thailand, including Thailand Futures Exchange Public Company Limited, Thailand Securities Depository Company Limited, Settrade.com Company Limited and MAI Exchange.

Mr. Hans Johan Patrik Sandin
Independent and Audit Committee Member

Mr. Sandin was appointed as Independent Director of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited on 4 May 2018, and got the approval from SEC on 14 May 2018.

Mr. Sandin has 23 years of working experience in international financial markets, a strong expertise in derivatives, coupled with a good knowledge of the evolving market infrastructure and regulations.

Mr. Sandin started his banking career in 1991 at Union Bank of Switzerland, Zurich. In 1993 he moved to Singapore where he served in various roles, focusing on Asian emerging market debts, equity and derivatives products.

In 1998 Mr. Sandin joined BNP Paribas, London in the Fixed Income division, where he was tasked with building up the structuring teams, culminating in his appointment as Global Head of Fixed Income Structuring in 2006. In 2010 Mr. Sandin transferred to Hong Kong and was appointed Head of Fixed Income Distribution & Origination, Asia-Pacific ex Japan. Mr. Sandin's last role was as Head, Strategic Hedging Advisory, Investment Banking, before his retirement in April 2014.

Mr. Montree Sornpaisarn, CFA
Non-Independent Executive Director
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University; Master of Business Administration, Thammasat University

Mr. Montree Sornpaisarn was appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc in October 2001.

He has over 20 years of experience in the securities business. Prior to joining Maybank, he worked for Jardine Fleming Thanakom Securities. He has also served in American International Assurance, SG Asia Credit and Vickers Ballas Securities (Thailand).

He had numerous directorships in various companies and associations. He was Director and Member of Audit Committee of WAVE Entertainment PLC, Director of Thailand Listed Association, and Executive Director for Association of Securities Companies.  

He attended 7 out of 7 Board meetings held in the financial year ended 31 December 2014.

Mr. Montree Sornpaisarn has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Maybank. He also has no conflict of interest with Maybank and has never been charged for any offence.

Dato' John Chong
Director
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), The University of Queensland

Dato' John Chong was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maybank Kim Eng Group and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad (Maybank IB) effective 13 February 2014. He was previously Deputy CEO of Maybank IB, and since 24 September 2013, had also assumed the role as Interim Officer-In-Charge of the investment bank as well as Acting Head of Maybank Kim Eng Group. 

Dato' John has over 20 years of experience in investment banking with the Maybank Group, having joined Maybank IB (formerly known as Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad) in March 1993 as an officer in the Corporate Banking Department. Within nine years, he was appointed Head of Debt Capital Markets (DCM) upon its establishment and had been responsible for spearheading the DCM business of the Maybank Group to its current top ranking position in Malaysia. At the helm of DCM, Dato' John completed numerous landmark transactions encompassing bond & sukuk issuances, syndicated loans and project financing. 

In July 2010, Dato' John was appointed Managing Director and Head of Client Coverage Private Sector and subsequently, Public Sector in September 2012. He has been instrumental in expanding the reach of Maybank’s Client Coverage team across the region. In his role as Head of Client Coverage, Dato' John is responsible for overseeing client relationships, origination and business development of Maybank’s Global Banking corporate clients in Malaysia and regionally. Dato' John holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia.

Dato' John has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of Maybank. He also has no conflict of interest with Maybank and has never been charged for any offence.