Professor Somkit Lertpaithoon

Independent Director (Non-executive Director) / Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee

As of 31 May 2021

Age: 61

Appointed: April 9th, 2018/ April 5th, 2021 (1st re-elected)

Shareholding: None

Relation among Family with other Directors, Management, Major Shareholders of the Company or Subsidiaries: None

Education / Training

  • Doctorate, (Droit Public Interne), The University Paris II, France
  • Degree of Profound Studies, (Droit Public Interne), The University Paris II, France
  • Bachelor of Law, Thammasat University
  • Barrister-at-Law, Institute of Legal Education Thai Bar Association
  • Certification in Local Government, Institut International d’ Administration Publique (IIAP), France
  • The Executive Program in Energy Literacy for a Sustainable Future, Class 10, Thailand Energy Academy (TEA)

Director Training

  • Director Accreditation Program (DAP) Class 181/2021, and Corporate Governance for Executives (CGE) Class 17/2021 Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD)

Board Industry Experience & Expertise

  • A legal specialist, and governing Board of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in 2017
  • A former member of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee at PTT Public Company who steered and managed risks to ease business impacts such as oil price volatility (petroleum) by implementing policy for the optimal results while overseeing stakeholder management and business plans to reduce the possible impacts on each group of stakeholders

Board member / Management in Listed Company - The Stock Exchange of Thailand

  • Independent Director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
  • Director, Sky ICT Public Company Limited

Board member / Management in Non-Listed Company - The Stock Exchange of Thailand

  • None

Position in Other Organization / Institutions

  • Member of the National Law Reform Committee
  • Honorary Board Member, King Prajadhipok’s Institute
  • Member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)
  • Professor of Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
  • Independent Expert of Board Member, a Board of Governance, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)
  • Chairperson of the Commissioner, the Higher Education Commission

Work Experiences (5-years Past Experiences)

  • Feb 2017 - Apr 2018 Independent Director and Member of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee, PTT Public Company Limited
  • 2017 Director, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization
  • 2010 - 2017 Rector, Thammasat University
Note: Being qualified as Independent Director under DJSI Independent Director Criteria