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CELP Summit 2021

Circular Economy Leadership & Partnership Summit 2021

Speakers Bio

Alisara Sivayathorn

Amorpol Huvanandana

Arnold Tukker


Chachanat Thebtaranonth

Chalermpol Hoonpongsimanont

Claire Thiebault

Edwin Keh

Emmanuelle MAIRE

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana

Eugene Kwon

Eun Joo Yi

Hemant Chaudhary

Isa-Maria Bergman

Jirarot Pojanavaraphan

Johannes Kisser

Kanchana Wanichkorn

Khwanrudee Imardoon

Kitipong Promwong

Kittiphat Suthisamphat

Krista Kruft

Laura Benns


Lerwen LIU

Mushtaq Memon

Niall O'Connor

Nongnuch Poolsawad

Nophol "Naps" Techaphangam

Pareena Prayukvong

Parvathy Krishnan

Piengpen Wongnapapan

Pierre Boileau

Pongvipa Lohsomboon

Prasad Modak

Pruitti Kerdchoochuen

Regula Schegg


Sakarindr Bhumiratana

Savanit Boonyasuwat

Singh Intrachooto

Sirapassorn SAGULWIWAT

Susann Roth

Teerapun Pimtong

Thomas Lindhqvist

Varoon Varanyanond

Veena Sahajwalla

Veera Kwanloetchit


Chachanat Thebtaranonth

Senior Advisor


Chachanat Thebtaranonth holds a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and did post-doctoral training at Cornell University. She taught at Mahidol University, Bangkok, from 1972-1993, and became a full Professor in 1989. Her research areas covered the chemistry of natural products and organic synthesis.

In 1993 Chachanat joined the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as the Science Park Project Director and in 1995 became Vice-President of NSTDA. She spearheaded the development of Thailand Science Park and was elected the first Asian and woman President of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) in 2006-2008. She also initiated the establishment of the Thai Business Incubator and Science Park Association (Thai BISPA) and became the first president of the association in 2008.

In 2004 Chachanat established the Technology Management Center (TMC) of NSTDA which focused on developing industrial competitiveness through science and technology. She pioneered several SME support programs under TMC such as the Industrial Technology Assistance Program (ITAP), the Technology Licensing Office, the Technology Incubator, the NSTDA Low-Interest Loan, the Certification of Company R&D expenditure for double tax exemption, and the NSTDA Investment Center.

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