BANPU - Key Persons


Dr. Kirana Limpaphayom

Job Titles:
  • Head of Power Business
  • Head of Strategic Planning
Dr. Kirana joined Banpu Group as Head of Strategic Planning in 2009 to lead the team of strategic planners, while serving as the group's Investment Committee to oversee corporate investment abroad. In early 2013, Dr. Kirana relocated to Australia to assist Banpu's Australian and Chinese subsidiaries in their underground mining operations, which resulted in the companies' success in significant cost cutting and streamlining. In 2015, Dr. Kirana transferred to Indonesia and assumed the role of President Director at the publicly listed PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk (ITM), where he led the company to add over USD 750 million into retained earnings from 2016 to 2020. Since April 2020, Dr. Kirana has been in charge of the power generation business as Chief Executive Officer of Banpu Power PLC (BPP), a Banpu subsidiary which has power generation assets in various countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Anon Sirisaengtaksin

Job Titles:
  • Advisor
  • Director
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

Mr. Aphimuk Taifayongvichit - Chief Commercial Officer

Job Titles:
  • Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Arif Jeffrey Kizilbash


Mr. Brendon Wilson

Job Titles:
  • Head - Sales and Logistics ( Domestic )

Mr. Buntoeng Vongkusolkit

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Compensation Committee
  • Director
  • Director / Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Chanin Vongkusolkit - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Hartono Widjaja

Job Titles:
  • Sales - Region 2 China / HongKong / Taiwan / Philippines

Mr. Hyun Su Cho

Job Titles:
  • Sales - Vietnam / Malaysia and Pacific

Mr. Jirameth Achcha

Job Titles:
  • Head of Corporate Services
  • Vice President - Corporate System
Jirameth started working at Banpu in the procurement department in 1992. With an outstanding learning curve and professional results in his role, he was promoted to Head of the department in 1997, and later assumed the position of Manager - Corporate System in 2006, where he developed key management systems to support the operations in international locations Banpu has undertaken. With his expansive knowledge and experience in supporting units, Jirameth became Vice President - Corporate System in 2013 and was appointed Vice President - Human Resources in 2014-2015. He took over the position of Vice President - Business Process Management in 2015-2016, and subsequently Vice President - Corporate Compliance in 2016-2017. Jirameth attended several leadership programs and acquired a number of professional certifications from globally recognized organizations in Thailand and overseas, which in turn helped enhance the proficiency of the management systems and core business processes he was overseeing at Banpu. Jirameth pivoted back to Corporate Services as Senior Vice President in 2018, where he continued to support Banpu in building sustainable development, as well as implementing fit-for-purpose

Mr. Jusnan Ruslan


Mr. Metee Auapinyakul

Job Titles:
  • Advisor
  • Director

Mr. Ongart Auapinyakul

Job Titles:
  • Advisor
  • Director

Mr. Pichai Dusdeekulchai

Job Titles:
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Environment, Social and Governance ( ESG ) Committee
Member of The Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee Independent Director Appointed Date: 4 April 2019 Member of the Audit Committee Appointed Date: 25 April 2019

Mr. Piriya Khempon

Job Titles:
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee
  • Chairman of the Environment, Social and Governance ( ESG ) Committee
Chairman of The Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee Independent Director Appointed Date: 8 April 2020 Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee Appointed Date: 1 May 2020

Mr. Rangsan Chantadee


Mr. Rawi Corsiri

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee
  • Director

Mr. Seita Otsu

Job Titles:
  • Sales - Japan and Korea

Mr. Somsak Sithinamsuwan

Job Titles:
  • Senior Executive
  • Head of Mining Business
Somsak is a senior executive of Banpu with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. His professional expertise and achievements span across large-scale open pit mining operation, mine mouth power plant construction and operation and other large-scale project management with proven outstanding results in coal mining and power businesses. In 2013-2017, Somsak assumed the position of Managing Director at Banpu's subsidiary Hongsa Power Company limited, the power plant with the highest capacity in Laos. Through his leadership and visionary approach, Hongsa Power Plant was able to deliver efficient construction management, engine synchronization and operational performance.

Mr. Sutee Sukruan

Job Titles:
  • Head of Corporate Development
Sutee has been dedicating his experience, insights and professionalism to the continuous growth of Banpu since 2002 and served as Director in a total of 13 subsidiaries and affiliated companies across Asia. Throughout his career, Sutee has led corporate finance, operations and management across multiple sectors, including finance, investment banking and energy. As Head of Corporate Development, Sutee is poised to identify and oversee the company's business potentials, investment and divestment decision making, strategic planning, risk management application and government relations. Prior to his current position, Sutee was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer at Banpu Power PLC as well as Chief Operating Officer - Power Business and Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance at Banpu PLC. Sutee holds a Bachelor of Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from Chulalongkorn University. He also completed a range of executive and strategic leadership programs, including Global Leadership Program for Strategic Leader 2019 from IMD Business School, TLCA Executive Development Program from the Thai Listed Companies Association and TLCA Leadership Development Program (LDP) from the Thai Listed Companies Association and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

Mr. Suthad Setboonsarng

Job Titles:
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Independent Director / Member of the Audit Committee / Member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Teerana Bhongmakapat

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Independent Director / Chairman of the Audit Committee / Member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn

Job Titles:
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Independent Director / Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Environment, Social and Governance ( ESG ) Committee
Member of The Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee Independent Director Appointed Date: 3 April 2019 Member of the Compensation Committee Appointed Date: 25 April 2019

Mr. Thiti Mekavichai

Job Titles:
  • Head of Oil and Gas Business
At the beginning of his career, Thiti was recruited by Shell in 1982 as a technical assistant in Exploration Department and became the first Thai Chief Surveyor in 1993. He has an excellent command of various fields, including exploration, information technology, retail and human resources with experiences of being posted abroad in the United Kingdom, Oman and Hong Kong. He was appointed the first Thai Human Resources Director for Indo-China Cluster and continued to serve in the position until 2008. Then, he joined Central Retail Corporation as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, during which he dedicated his professional life to overseeing the department in Thailand, China and Italy. Right before joining Banpu, Thiti was Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Business Services at PTT Exploration and Production Limited for around 8 years. Throughout his journey with Banpu, Thiti has leveraged his expertise, commitment and experience in leading the company toward success and earning a number of great results for the business. Thiti holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Srinakarinvirot University and a Diploma in Hydrographic Surveying from Plymouth Polytechnic, U.K.

Mr. Varoj Limjaroon - CHRO

Job Titles:
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Head of Human Resources / Human Resources
Varoj started his career with Banpu as Manager of General Affairs and Purchasing before transferring to Human Resources. He has since been leading the human resources discipline of Banpu for over 10 years to support approximately 6,000 staff members of different cultures, backgrounds and expertise across Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Verajet Vongkusolkit

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee

Mr. Virach Vudhidhanaseth

Job Titles:
  • Investor Relations Manager
  • Head of Corporate Strategy
Mr. Virach Vudhidhanaseth joined Banpu as Investor Relations Manager in 2004 when the company was undergoing an accelerating growth and focused expansion of the core businesses. With Value Based Management (VBM) in place as a guiding framework, the investor relation practices under his supervision were carried out in the form of two-way communications in accordance with good corporate governance principles. In 2018, Virach took over the position of Corporate Secretary, in which he navigated Banpu toward its envisioned Greener & Smarter strategy with skill improvement and diversification initiatives. Now, as Head of Corporate Strategy, Virach is set to bring about another milestone during this strategic revolution at Banpu.

Mr. Virach Vudhihanaseth - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Mr. Wang Yapeng

Job Titles:
  • Marketing and Sales ( Acting ) Sales - Region 1

Mrs. Somruedee Chaimongkol - CEO, CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director
Somruedee's journey with Banpu has been one of long-time commitment and dedication. She became Chief Executive Officer of Banpu Public Company Limited in 2015 after having joined the company for over three decades since the year of its formation. Starting from a humble beginning as an entry-level staff during Banpu's early years, Somruedee has had the opportunity to involve herself in and explore almost every aspect of the company's business. She has leveraged her insights and experiences to transform Banpu into a fully integrated energy company, focusing on upstream, midstream and downstream operations. Under her leadership, Banpu has expanded into new diverse energy offerings, including renewable energy and smart energy solutions, as part of the company's ‘Greener & Smarter' strategy. Somruedee's ambition is to pursue a strong, sustainable and profitable growth for Banpu in Thailand and several countries across Asia-Pacific while building on the skills and expertise of the human resources as they are the vital force that drives the company forward. Prior to her position as the company's chief executive, Somruedee was appointed Chief Financial Officer, in which she demonstrated her expertise to lead the company's financial department and earned a number of awards for herself, including "Best CFO" from acclaimed finance ranking institutions in Asia. Her outstanding financial management resulted in Banpu's success in securing funding for BLCP Power Plant in Thailand and Hongsa Power Plant in Lao PDR. She also played a major role in having Banpu's subsidiary Indo Tambangraya Mega Tbk (ITM) listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange and the acquisition of Centennial Coal Company in Australia. In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bangkok University, Somruedee has acquired an array of post-graduate certifications, including Program for Global Leadership from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Director Certification Program (DCP) from Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD), Capital Market Academy Leader Program from Capital Market Academy (CMA) and Executive Management with Business Development and Investment from the Institute of Business and Industrial Development

Ms. Arisara Sakoongaravek - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • in 2011 As Vice President - Accounting
A meticulous and analytical CPA, Arisara had more than 10 years of experience in auditing practices at global leading accounting firms before transitioning her career to corporate leadership roles at energy companies in Thailand and overseas. Arisara joined Banpu in 2011 as Vice President - Accounting and has since leveraged her extensive knowledge of accounting, financial regulations, risk management and compliance control to ensure efficient financial management within the company. With her well-rounded skill set, professionalism and managerial excellence, Arisara was promoted to Senior Vice President - Controller in 2016. As she continued to deliver a consistent string of outstanding results, Arisara managed to secure the position of Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance and subsequently Chief Financial Officer of Banpu in less than three years.

Ms. Wiyada Wiboonsirichai

Job Titles:
  • Head of Global Internal Audit and Compliance
Wiyada first joined the executive management team of Banpu Public Company Limited as Vice President - Internal Audit in 2008 and assumed the position of Senior Vice President - Information Technology in 2014-2017. Now, as Head of Global Internal Audit and Compliance, Wiyada demonstrates excellence in her approach to handling a streamlined and timely business process, digital transformation, compliance risk management, internal audit as well as organization-wide consultation to enhance agility and sustainability in business. During her term as Secretary of the Audit Committee, Wiyada helped steer Banpu toward achieving Audit Committee of the Year award from the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) by embracing integrity, transparency and good governance throughout the company's domestic and international operations. Wiyada received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Thammasat University and an MBA in Financial Management from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). She also is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of experience in auditing and obtains the designation of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

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Job Titles:
  • Investor 's News

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