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Dr. Areepong Bhoocha-oom
Chairman and Independent Director
  • 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 Chairman of the board, 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, 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.

Ms. Hamidah Binti Moris
Executive Director
  • Master in History and Philosophy of Social and Political Science, University of Essex, UK 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Politics, University of Essex, UK

Ms. Hamidah Binti Moris was appointed as Director of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc. on December 1, 2018.

Presently, Ms. Hamidah Binti Moris is the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Group and is responsible for overseeing all of the investment banking, brokerage and derivatives businesses in Malaysia and across MKE’s regional platform.

Ms. Moris joined Maybank IB in 2009 as Head, Equity Markets responsible for both the institutional and retail businesses.  She played a leading role in the successful acquisition, integration, and subsequent management of Singapore-based Kim Eng Holdings, which transformed Maybank IB from a single-market entity into one of ASEAN’s leading investment banks.

Under her leadership, MKE became ASEAN’s largest equities franchise and was voted Best Broker in Southeast Asia for the last five consecutive years. In Malaysia, Ms. Moris guided the business from a Bottom 10 position to Top 3, while being consistently voted Best Brokerage in Malaysia.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Maybank Kim Eng Group, Ms. Moris served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2015, overseeing the functions of the office of the Chief Executive Officer, MKE driving business strategy and management of the 10-country operating platform, covering ASEAN-6, Hong Kong, India, United Kingdom and USA. 

Mr. Ricardo Nicanor N. Jacinto, FICD
Independent Director
  • Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (HBS) 
  • Bachelor Degree of Business Economics program from University of the Philippines (Magna cum laude)

Mr. Ricky Jacinto was appointed as  Independent Director of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand)  from August 31, 2021.

Prior to join the Company, Mr. Ricky Jacinto  was the director of Manila Water Co from 2011-2014 and the Social Housing Finance Corporation from 2011-2012. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) from January 2013-December 2017. In October 2019, Ricky began teaching as a Professional Lecturer (MBA program) at the Virata College of Business Administration (Bonifacio Global City campus) of the University of the Philippines. He also has worked experiences in many distinguished companies, namely; AB Capital and Investment Corporation, Corporate Finance at Bankers Trust Co (Manila OBU), Ayala Corporation (AC) and AC Capital, etc.

His position as a board member of many companies; SBS Philippines Corporation (Chairman), Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, Inc (Chairman and independent director), Maybank ATR Kim Eng Securities, Inc. (Independent director), Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc (Independent director), etc.

Mr. Arapat Sangkharat
Executive Director
  • Master in MBA in Financial Investments from the University of Southern California.
  • Bachelor in Marketing and Finance from California State University-Fullerton

Mr. Arapat Sangkharat was appointed as Non-Independent Executive Director from 31 August 2021.

Mr. Arapat is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc. He joined the Company in August 2020 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and as Regional Head of Transformation, Maybank Kim Eng Group. He has more than 24 years’ experience in financial services and management consulting in Asia and the United States.

He is an executional strategist with expertise in business strategy, digital transformation, merger & integration and execution of innovation blueprints.  He worked with more than 20 financial services institutions including Siam Commercial Bank, Bank of NY Mellon, American Express and Citigroup over the span of his career with Deloitte and PwC.