AirAsia & KBank joins a force of 25 organizations to establish the “Thailand Climate Business Network”


Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin presided over “Earth Jump 2024: The Edge of Action”, organized by KASIKORNBANK (KBank). The event marked the launch of the “Thailand Climate Business Network (ThaiCBN)”, in which KBank, represented by Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya,KBank Chief Executive Officer, has joined a collaborative effort of 25 leading national and international organizations. This network aims to coordinate the efforts of five key sectors – namely the public, private,education, and financial and banking sectors, together with international organizations and businesses – to collectively support Thailand’s drive towards the net zero goal. The initiative focuses on three key areas:

1) Establishing a climate change network across the supply chain and fostering the exchange of knowledge, research, technology, and best practices;

2) Promoting the real-world use of knowledge and technologies; and

3) Enhancing the capabilities of businesses and industries throughout the supply chain to seize new opportunities in a low-carbon economy. Thailand Climate Business Network (ThaiCBN) comprises 25 organizations, including:

Public Sector

1. Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
Mr. Tawatchai Sumranwanich, Deputy Governor - Strategy

2. Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO)
Dr. Siriporn Pittayasophon, Vice President and Acting President

3. Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)
Dr. Panita Shinawatra, Director General, Office of SMEs Promotion

4. Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)
Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra, Chairman, Board of Directors

Private Sector

1. B. Grimm Power Public Company Limited
Mr. Nopadej Karnasuta, Senior Executive Vice President - Investment, Innovation and Sustainability, and Thailand and Malaysia Region Business

2. Central Pattana Public Company Limited (CPN)
Ms. Uthaiwan Anuchitanukul, Executive Vice President, Excellence and Sustainable Development Division

3. Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA)
Mr. Chatrapon Sripratum, Vice President - Climate Change Strategy & Sustainability

4. Federation Of Thai Industries (FTI)
Mr. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, Chairman

5. Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)
Ms. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Chairwoman

6. Thai Airasia Company Limited
Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer

7. Thai Eastern Group Holdings Company Limited (TEGH)
Ms. Sineenuch Kokanutaporn, Managing Director

8. Thailand Federation of Accounting Professions (TFAC)
Mr. Winid Silamongkol, President

9. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)
Dr. Soraphol Tulayasathien, Senior Executive Vice President-Head of Corporate Strategy & Strategic Initiatives Division

10. The Thai Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Yuttana Jiamtragan, Chairman, Circular Economy and Environment Steering Committee

Education Sector

1. Chiang Mai University
Associate Professor Prasert Rerkkriangkrai, Vice President of University

2. Chulalongkorn University
Professor Dr. Supot Teachavorasinskun, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

3. Kasetsart University
Professor Dr. Wanchai Yodsudjai, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

4. Thammasat University
Associate Professor Dr. Peera Charoenporn, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Economics

Financial and Banking Sector

1. Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives
Mr. Kiattisak Praworn, Executive Vice President

2. Citibank, N.A. Thailand
Ms. Narumon Chivangkur, Citi Country Office and Banking Head

3. KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited
Ms. Kattiya Indaravijaya, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, President

4. Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
Mr. Plakorn Wanglee, Chief Executive Officer

5. United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
Mr. Chow Wong Yuen, Chief Sustainability Officer

International Organizations and Businesses

1. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Mr. Allen Forlemu, Regional Industry Director, FIG, Asia & Pacific

2. Lombard Odier (Singapore) Limited
Mr. Xavier Burkhardt, Head of Strategic Alliance in Thailand