Suwanchai Lohawatanakul

Suwanchai Lohawatanakul

Director General The Office of SMEs Promotion Education Thailand

Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul Director General The Office of SMEs Promotion Education – Undergraduate: Kyoto University, Japan (Monbusho – Japanese Government Scholarship). Faculty of Economics, Business Administration Department. – Master Degree: MIM Thammasat Business School (Master in Marketing). – Executive Master Degree: Industrial Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institution of Technology, North Bangkok. Work Experience – 1997 – 2001 SPB Textile: Managing Director. – 2002 – 2012 Thai Kaneta: Managing Director. – 2013 – 2017 (Feb) Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development: President. – 2017 (Mar) – 2017 (Sep) Thailand – Japan Management Institute (TJMI) Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan): President. – Present Director General of Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Current Social Activities. A special instructor and a guest speaker at educational institutes such as KMUTT, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Mahidol University, Kasetsart University, Chiang Mai University, KMITL, NIDA, Rangsit University, Naresuan University, EXIM Bank, Thai Military Bank, SME Bank, K Bank, Department of Industrial Promotion and Department of Export Promotion etc. Previous Extra Activities. – Working Committee of JTEPA, Textile & Garment industry. – Speaker of International Conference in Business Management, Naresuan University. – Leader of TPA mission study trip to Japan: TQM Best Practices. – Vice President of the Union Textile Merchants Association. – Director of Thai Garment Manufacturer Association. – Director of Technology Promotion Association (Thai-Japan). – Columnist: “We Share” in Fashion Biz magazine. – Kansai Economic Federation: ASEAN Management meeting 2003. – Chairman of the Association for Promotion of Thai SMEs, Bangkok branch. – Translator of Hoshikotoba. – Columnist: “We Do” in Productivity World magazine. – APO scholarship for Venture 2000 symposium in Japan. – Vice President of IBM Club, Thailand. Achievement. – 2004 Good Governance Award, Dr. Puay Ungpakorn’s Foundation. – 2005 Prime Minister Industrial Award, Best SME Management. – 2006 SME National Award, Top Award 2006.