Mercer Thailand would like to invite you to our annual knowledge-sharing forum on ‘Managing People & Organization in an Age of Disruption’ on Friday, 16 March 2018. This event is a sequel to last year’s forum where we had discussed ‘Future of Jobs and Digital Impacts on HR in Thailand’.
At this event, we plan to share practical approaches and lessons learnt from organizations we have worked with in the last 12 months to address the challenges of digitization and other disruptive advancements that are shaping our future of work and jobs.
We are sure that our knowledge-sharing session will be beneficial to you and your organization especially as you navigate today’s business landscape and prepare for future challenges.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Tesco Lotus and Tesco PLC., Asia
Aurakanda has extensive work experience across various business disciplines namely Marketing, Commercial, Retail, and Human Resources. As the Chief Human Resources Officer at Tesco, she plays a key role in influencing people development in Tesco through Tesco’s People Plan by enhancing capability and enable business growth with a future-fit workforce.
She holds a Bachelor of Art, majoring in International Relations from University of Washington, WA, USA and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & Finance from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University.
Head of Digital Banking
Siam Commercial Bank
Tana Pothikamjorn currently serves as the Head of Digital Banking at Siam Commercial Bank. He is responsible for driving the digital transformation of the bank through initiatives such as digital migration, customer engagement, digital sales, and agile working models.
He has launched one of Thailand’s first mobile payments app (UP2ME) and was part of the founding team forming Thailand’s national e-payments initiative (PromptPay). Recently, his team launched a new mobile banking platform (Easy) setting the gold standard for open technology stack in the industry.
He holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S. from Stanford University.
Dr. Ake Ayawongs
CEO and Partner
Dr. Ake Ayawongs is a Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Mercer Thailand. His focus is in advising organizations on human capital issues resulting from international business expansion, mergers & acquisitions, business transformations, and changes in employee health, wealth, and career programs.
Ake has extensive consulting experiences across functional disciplines, including strategy development, M&A integration, organizational transformation, and human resource management. He is a frequent speaker on M&A, leadership, international HRM, and culture integration in Asia.
He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School. He has completed the M&A Executive Program at the Wharton School. He is a Member of the Thai Institute of Directors.
Director, Consulting Services
Phongpiboon Sak-Udomkajorn is the Director of Consulting Services Mercer Thailand. Phongpiboon’s focus is in advising on organizational transformation, people strategy, organization development, performance management, and rewards management.
He has experiences in both strategy and management consulting and HR and organization development consulting. He has led organization design, workforce strategy, reward strategy and scheme design, performance management, and talent management projects for leading organizations from various business sectors in Thailand. He has spent several years in both corporate and consulting roles in the Thai financial service sector.
He holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Economics from Thammasat University, Thailand.