Maybank Kim Eng Thailand appoints Arapat Sangkharat as Chief Executive Officer
Arapat joined Maybank Kim Eng Thailand in August 2020 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and as Regional Head
Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“Maybank Kim Eng Thailand”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Arapat Sangkharat as its Chief Executive Officer and Non-Independent Executive Director effective from 31 August 2021.
Arapat joined Maybank Kim Eng Thailand in August 2020 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and as Regional Head, Transformation, Maybank Kim Eng Group. He was subsequently appointed as Officer in Charge on 1 July 2021 following the retirement of Mr Montree Sompaisarn on 30 June 2021. As Chief Executive Officer, he will be responsible for the overall Investment Management and Investment Banking & Advisory businesses in Thailand and the execution of Maybank Kim Eng’s five-year plan.
Ami Moris, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Kim Eng Group commented: “Our operations in Thailand has a long and solid history of excellence that has contributed to Maybank Kim Eng Group being named Southeast Asia’s Best Broker eight years in a row. Arapat’s experience in strategy and transformation will propel Maybank Kim Eng Thailand into a new era of growth and innovation to cater to our increasingly savvy clients.”
Arapat Sangkharat, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc. said: “I am honoured to be given this opportunity to lead Maybank Kim Eng Thailand to achieve our ambition of becoming the top-of-mind investment management company and investment bank of choice in Thailand. I look forward to working with our very capable team to build upon our strong franchise in Thailand and continue to deliver value to our clients and shareholders.”
Arapat has more than 24 years’ experience in financial services and management consulting in Asia and the United States. 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.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Investments from the University of Southern California.