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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
  • 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. 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.