ABOUT EIC
ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE CENTER
" Insightful economic and business intelligence for effective decision making. "
EIC | Economic Intelligence Center,
a unit of Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, is established to provide business executives with valuable insights for effective decision making.

EIC offers in-depth macroeconomic outlook and sectorial impact analyses based on on- the-ground research and dialogues with businesses. We evaluate market situations and business implications through forward-looking risk factors and potential consequences. EIC aims to provide SCB Group of companies, employees and clients with accurate and up-to-date information for effective strategic planning and business execution.

EIC also offers advisory services addressing business issues such as growth opportunities, competitive landscape assessment, and market entry strategy. We strive to help our clients make confident decisions and grow their businesses competitively and successfully.
EIC TEAM
YUNYONG THAICHAROEN , PH.D.
First Executive Vice President
Yunyong Thaicharoen is a First Executive Vice President of the Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC), a strategic unit of Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (SCB). Prior to joining SCB, Yunyong was a Director at the Monetary Policy Department, Monetary Policy Group, Bank of Thailand which oversees overall monetary policy analyses and recommendations on interest rate, exchange rate, and capital flow policies. He also held the position of Director of the Capital Market Research Institute at the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Yunyong is an expert on macroeconomics, monetary policy, and capital market. He frequently gives lectures to public seminars, as well as to organisations both domestically and abroad. Yunyong is also a special instructor at various academic institutions.

Yunyong holds a doctorate in economics, specialising in monetary policy and international economics, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under a scholarship from the Bank of Thailand.
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL MARKET RESEARCH
KRASAE RANGSIPOL
SENIOR ECONOMIST
Krasae has experience in the area of macroeconomic analysis and forecast. He specializes in using quantitative models as a tool. He formerly worked as a researcher in the macroeconomic program at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). After that, he worked for the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) as an economist. At the FPO, he was responsible for producing quarterly macroeconomic forecasts as well as public policy analyses.


Krasae received his Bachelor's degree in Economics with a Quantitative Economics major from Chulalongkorn University. He was awarded a Royal Thai Government scholarship to pursue a Master of Science in Economics degree from University of Warwick, UK. He also received certificates for various training courses from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
THANAPOL SRITHANPONG, PH.D.
SENIOR ECONOMIST
Thanapol has experience in conducting research in the field of international economics and has worked on several empirical studies concerning the Thai economy, especially concerning micro-level analysis. His firm-level studies are related to international trade, foreign direct investment, and firm performance by utilizing applications from microeconometrics and business economics. Apart from academics, he had an internship experience at Siam Commercial Bank Asset Management (SCBAM) and the Bank of Thailand in the Monetary Policy Group during his undergraduate studies. He also worked as an information officer for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (Tokyo Office) during his studies in Japan.


Thanapol received a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors with Gold Medal Award) in Economics from Chulalongkorn University. He was awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship to pursue his graduate studies and received his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Business and Commerce from Keio University, Japan.
WACHIRAWAT BANCHUEN
SENIOR ECONOMIST
Wachirawat served as a senior economist at the Bank of Thailand. He was responsible for conducting research/analysis for the Monetary Policy Group. His main contribution was in the exchange rate policy strategy. Prior to that he served as a senior strategist at the Reserves Management department. His main responsibilities were formulating investment strategies and forecasting financial assets returns, e.g. EM exchange rates and bond yields. His expertise is in econometrics, forecasting, and optimization models. He also has research publication regarding term structures on PIER website.

Wachirawat received his Bachelor of Economics, International program (First class honor), from Thammasat University. He received Master of Science in Economics degree from University of Warwick, UK. He also received certificates for various training courses from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Chinnachod Thaerapanyaporn
Analyst
Chinnachod formerly worked as a research assistant for Human Resources Institute, Thammasat University with specialization on bureaucracy reform. During his academic year, he had an internship with Mizuho Bank (Bangkok Branch) in Treasury Operation Division, where he has experienced in foreign currency transactions.

Chinnachod graduated with Bachelor of Economics (First-class honor) in Monetary and Financial Economics from Thammasat University and he also received Certified Investment and Securities Analyst (CISA) level 1.
JIRAMON SUTHEERACHART
ANALYST
Jiramon previously worked as an economic consultant at The World Bank in Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management before moving to Finance & Market department. She has experience in working on Thailand’s Economic Monitor and initiating development projects for CLMV countries. During her academic year, she had an internship with Office of the Auditor General of Thailand in Performance Audit Office.

Jiramon graduated from Thammasat University with Bachelor of Economics in International Economics Major.
Jirayu Photirat
Analyst
Jirayu previously worked as a research assistant for Environment Economic Research and teacher assistant for financial econometrics while studying. He also received award for his article from TDRI's article competition Redesign Thailand. He was trained from Research Training Program from (RTP) faculty of economics, Thammasat University. In addition, He had an internship experience at Bank of Ayudhya.

Jirayu received his Bachelor's degree Economics (Second-Class Honors) in Economics with a Monetary economics major from Thammasat University.
KUNYARUK NAIYARAKSAREE
ANALYST
Kunyaruk formerly worked as a research assistant for Economic Research and Training Center (ERTC), Thammasat University, with specialization on Foreign Direct Investment in Lao PDR. Prior to that, Kunyaruk worked with managerial accounting team at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, where she was responsible for factory investment budget allocation and analysis.

Kunyaruk received her Bachelor of Economics, International program (Second class honor) from Thammasat University, and spent a year as an exchange student at Linnaeus University, Sweden.
PANG-UBON AMNUEYSIT
ANALYST
Pang-ubon previously worked for the Revenue Department of Thailand as Tax Economist, her responsibilities were forecasting monitoring and analyzing tax revenue collection, setting up and monitoring tax revenue collection target, analyzing economics and business performance for tax revenue collection purpose and managing data for tax policy’s cost-benefit analysis. She also has experience in working on macroeconomics analysis and revenue forecasting using quantitative model and data analytics tools.

Pang-ubon graduated from Chulalongkorn University with Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Second-Class Honors) in Quantitative Economics. She was awarded a Royal Thai Government Scholarship to pursue a MSc. in Economics at University of Warwick, UK. In addition, she received certificates in ‘Effective and Efficient Use of Tax Incentives’ from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Pongsakorn Srisakawkul
Analyst
Pongsakorn formerly worked as teacher assistant for many lectures, including financial econometrics, international monetary economics and principle microeconomics. He also received award for his article in TDRI article competition. He was trained form Research Training Program (RTP) faculty of economic, Thammasat University. In addition, He had an internship experience in department of Investment management policy, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Pongsakorn received his bachelor’s degree Economics (First-Class Honors) in Economics with a Monetary economics major from Thammasat University under a scholarship form the Bank of Thailand.
EXPORT CLUSTER
CHOTIKA CHUMMEE
SENIOR ANALYST
Areas in Charge: Food and Beverage
Cluster: Export

Chotika has prior work experience as senior economist in the Monetary Policy Group at the Bank of Thailand, having held positions in the International Economies Division, Macroeconomic Team, and Economic Intelligence Team for over 10 years. As a central banker, she was awarded the scholarship by the Government of India to attend the three-month training in the Promotion of Financial Markets (PFMs). In addition, she has worked for a leading private firm in business development and project management.

Chotika received her BBA with Honors from Assumption University and a master's degree in International Business Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). As a MBA-exchange student, she was awarded the honorable certificate for participating in the International Business Linkage Program at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.
Kanyarat Kanjanavisut
Senior Analyst
Kanyarat has prior work experience in business research. She has previously worked as a policy and strategy consultant. Additionally, she also has work experience as a strategy specialist in a commercial bank.

Kanyarat received her Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors (major in Finance & Banking) and a Master of Business Administration from Chulalongkorn University.
Kamonchanok Klainok
Analyst
Kamonchanok has prior work experience as a portfolio management analyst at Bangkok Bank PCL with the model validation team and Anti-Money Laundering team. She also formerly worked as a researcher in the transportation sector at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Moreover, she had internship experience in the Sustainable Development at the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

Kamonchanok received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in economics from Chulalongkorn University.
Kriskorn Trachoo
Analyst
Kriskorn has previously worked in business strategy for commercial bank performing market study and analysis for expansion into foreign markets. He also involved in the management and execution of the projects which included formulating strategies and development of digital banking solution in AEC, setting up operating model for regional banking, run customer acquisition campaign for cross border remittance product, enhance existing banking process to maximize efficiency and reduce risk. He also involved in various networking events hosting executives and key members from partnering bank across the region.

Kriskorn received a double degree in Bachelor of Engineering in the joint program from Thammasat University and University of Nottingham with Honours in the subject of Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Business with Merits in the subject of Business Finance and Accounting from Warwick Business School.
NANTAPONG PANTAWEESAK
ANALYST
Nantapong has prior work experience in project management with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited. Prior to that, he had work experience at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering & Manufacturing as service parts procurement specialist

Nantapong received his Bachelor of Economics from Srinakarinwirot University and Master of Business Economics from National Institute of Development Administration
BUSINESS ADVISORY
NITHI KAVEEVIVITCHAI
ANALYST
Nithi has prior work experience in commercial banks in research department and corporate strategy. He was also a journalist for Asia focus section of the Bangkok Post newspaper, where he covered market-moving news, changing trends of businesses and including socio-political issues in the region. Prior to that, Nithi was a news anchor at Money Channel, an economic and investment television channel of the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Nithi received his Bachelor’s degree in International studies and Communications from Monash University, Australia and Master of Science in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During his time in Singapore, he had also worked as a business analyst at Industrial Growth Platform, Inc., a private equity and consulting firm.
Pattarawadee Rattanasiwakoon
Analyst
Pattarawadee has prior work experience as an Investment Analyst at a boutique investment fund and internship experience with Phatra Securities. Sectors under her coverage in previous work are food & beverage, personal products, and commerce.

Pattarawadee received her Bacherlor of Economics (Second Class Honors) in Monetary Economics major from Chulalongkorn University.
Phatranij Eamsiri
Analyst
Phatranij has prior work experience as Deputy Manager at Asset management company in hotel business where she was responsible for controlling the financial position.

Phatranij received her bachelor’s degree as a scholarship student of Business Administration Major in Management with business concentration in Finance and Banking (Honors) and a Master of Science in Finance and Investment with Merits from University of Exeter, UK.
INFRASTRUCTURE CLUSTER
PIMJAI HOONTRAKUL
SENIOR ANALYST
Areas in Charge: Power and utility, Metal and mining
Cluster: Infrastructure

Pimjai has experiences in the nuclear industry, energy management system, renewable technologies adoption and diffusion, sustainability management, and international energy policies. She served as a technical program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. She was a consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific focusing on energy technologies and policies. Prior to joining SCB she was a senior consultant with the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) advising leading Thai companies on sustainability and climate change.

Pimjai received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in Energy and Earth Resources from the University of Texas at Austin.
SIVALAI KHANTACHAVANA, Ph.D.
SENIOR ANALYST
Areas in charge: Petroleum and Energy

Sivalai has prior work experience in conducting research and analysis in economic, monetary, and fiscal policies as well as transport infrastructure at the Ministry of Finance, NESDB and Department of Highways. She was also an advisory staff member for the Minister of Transport. Her research interests include entrepreneurship and financial market risks.

Sivalai received her Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honors) from Chulalongkorn University. She was awarded the Royal Thai Government Scholarship to pursue MSc program in Policy Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the World Bank Graduate Scholarship to pursue MSc program in Economics at the London School of Economics. She completed her doctorate degree in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
SUPREE SRISAMRAN, PH.D.
SENIOR ANALYST
Area in Charge: Transportation and Logistics, Construction and Infrastructure

Dr. Supree has consulting experience for domestic and international organizations such as State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) in the promotion of Private Sector in Public Private Partnership (PPP) research, National Innovation Agency (NIA) in East-West innovation corridor project and the policy framework of the innovation district project, Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Land Value Capture (LVC) as the impact of transportation infrastructure investment research. He was invited as a guest speaker for governmental and educational agencies ex. Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University. He also selected a working committee for the offset system in public sector procurement policy under Ministry of Science and Technology.
Dr. Supree obtain his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Thammasat University then he pursued a Master degree in Engineering Management at Tufts University. Subsequently he interned as a business analyst at Blackmore Partners Inc. before continued his Doctoral education in Regional Science and Urban Economic at Cornell University. Additionally, Dr. Supree also passed intensive human development course in railway engineering from National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).
APINYA AKSORNKIJ
ANALYST
Apinya has prior work experience as Research Associate at Energy Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University in Renewable Energy Policy. Prior to joining SCB, she was a consultant in the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) providing Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and climate change services to leading Thai companies.

Apinya graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology. She received the Royal Thai Government (RTG) and AIT fellowships to pursue Master’s Degree in Energy Technology at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
KANIT UMSAKUL
ANALYST
Kanit has prior work experience as a Marketing & Sale officer at leading Japanese steel manufacturer.

Kanit received his Bachelor of Economics (Frist Class Honors), major in International Economics, with Bhummiphol Scholarship from Kasetsart University and Master of Business Administration with Academic Excellence Award from Chulalongkorn University.
NATTANAN APINUNWATTANAKUL
ANALYST
Nattanan has prior work experience in business analyst , strategic planning, and risk management in affiliated company of PTT Public Company Limited. She was also an specialist in cost management at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing. She has experience in writing an article for Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT) as well.

Nattanan received her Bachelor of Commerce and Accountancy from Chulalongkorn University and obtained a Master of Business Admiration in Financial Modeling and Analysis at Mahidol University International College.
NAWAPORN KOMOLSURADEJ
ANALYST
Nawaporn has prior work experience in GIS as a product development engineer. She also has work experience in cross border transportation and last-mile delivery operations as a transport operations analyst at Lazada Thailand.

Nawaporn received her Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Honors) in geography major from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Management from Chulalongkorn Uniersity.
PUNYAPOB TANTIPIDOK
Analyst
Punyapob has experience in the area of transport policy and specializes in using quantitative models. He formerly worked as a researcher in the transportation and logistics program at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), where he was responsible for economic policies on infrastructure, car insurance, and road safety. He also had internship experience at Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).

Punyapob received his Bachelor's degree (Honors) in Economics with a Quantitative Economics major from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Science in Economics with Merits from University of Warwick, UK.
SERVICE CLUSTER
VITHAN CHAROENPHON
HEAD OF SERVICE CLUSTER
Vithan has previously held positions at the Fiscal Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, working on the development of the medium-term government expenditure framework and the budget allocation model as well as conducting studies on fiscal policies. He also worked in the Research and Information Department and the Strategy Development Department at the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Vithan received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in economics from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Science in economics from Thammasat University.
PRANIDA SYAMANANDA
SENIOR ANALYST
Areas in Charge: Wholesale & Retail, Healthcare
Cluster: Service

Pranida has prior work experience in macroeconomic analysis, analyzing monetary policy framework and monitoring key selected countries that may have repercussions on the conduct of monetary policy in Thailand. She has held positions in the Monetary Policy Analysis Team and the International Economies Analysis Team, Monetary Policy Group, at the Bank of Thailand for more than 7 years.

Pranida received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in economics (major in International Economics) from Chulalongkorn University, and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
PULLAWAT PITIGRAISORN
ANALYST
Pullawat has prior working experience at Global Strategic Advisory Department of Mizuho Corporate Bank (Bangkok Branch) and internship experience as a Tax Trainee with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Thailand (Pwc Thailand). Pullawat also received the winner prize (Golden Medal) of the Jewel Crown Economic Challenge for University Student in 2014.

Pullawat received his Bachelor of Economics in Monetary Theory and Policy (First Class Honors) from Chulalongkorn University
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND NETWORKING
KRILERK VALLOPSIRI
CLIENT COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING OFFICER
Prior to joining SCB, Krilerk was Account Executive at J. Walter Thompson Bangkok member of WPP Group, the leading creative advertising agency in Thailand. He managed and executed marketing communication and activations for clients; Unilever, AIS and John Deere. He has also participated in the ‘LongD Master with DTAC’ trainee programme at Total Access Communication PCL.

Krilerk received his Bachelor’s degree in BBA (Marketing) from Mahidol University International College and Master of Science (International Business) from University of Leeds.
PHANUMARD LUEANGARAM
SENIOR KNOWLEDGE PORTAL OFFICER
Prior to joining SCB, Phanumard was a Creative Manager of communication department at Central Group, a Creative Director of digital marketing team at Sirimedia Co., Ltd., and also a Graphic Designer at Amarin Printing and Publishing PCL. Otherwise he was a teacher assistant in Digital Experience at Silpakorn University as well.

Phanumard received his Bachelor of Communication Arts with Print and Newspaper from Siam University and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design from Silpakorn University.
NATTIDA INTARAMAYOON
KNOWLEDGE PORTAL OFFICER
Nattida used to be a writer and translator at GMM Inter Publishing’s Madame Figaro magazine and then Communication Specialist at Ericsson (Thailand), respectively

Nattida has a degree in Bachelor of Arts (French Major) from Chulalongkorn University and Master of Communication Arts (Integrated Communications Management) from Chulalongkorn University.
POOMISAK KUMPRASERT
DATA MANAGEMENT
Poomisak had experienced about management information and forecasting in department credit risk portfolio retail at Commercial Bank. He was responsible management information and forecasting including generate risk portfolio report for support team and infrastructure system of department.

Poomisak received his Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology (Statistics Major) from Thammasat University.
SORODDA UPAMAI
KNOWLEDGE PORTAL OFFICER
Sorroda has several years of experience working in the financial services industry. Before joining SCB, Sorroda worked at TMB in the Department of Wholesale Banking Underwriting. Prior to TMB, she worked as an interpreter at Muang Thai Life Assurance Company and held a position as Research Assistant at The Center for Economic and Business Forecasting, The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Sorodda graduated master degree from Srinakharinwirot University, majoring in Business English for International Communication.
WANITCHA NATEESUWAN
KNOWLEDGE PORTAL OFFICER
Wanitcha joined Siam Commercial Bank in the first of banking field. Previously, she has experienced on publishing such law book and economic article.

Wanitcha graduated on Bachelor Degree of Humanities majoring English from Bangkok University and then took the advance course of graphic and website from Ramkhamhaeng University.
WORAWAN WANNAPRAPAN
KNOWLEDGE PORTAL OFFICER
Worawan has prior work experience as a graphic designer at Sirimedia.co,ltd which is the member of Sirivatana Interprint Public Co.,Ltd, She was responsible for designing Digital media and Print media.

Worawan received her Bachelor of Fine art in Media Arts (Digital Photography and Graphic design) from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.