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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


Niall O'Connor

SEI Asia


Niall O'Connor became director of SEI's Asia Centre in March 2016. Niall has a wealth of experience, having worked in NGOs, governments and in academia. Over the last 15 years, he has led senior leadership and management positions in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. This included six years as Country Director in Gambia and Senegal for Concern Universal (a UK based international NGO), before joining WWF in 2008. At WWF, he served first as the Regional Representative of WWF Madagascar & West Indian Ocean until 2010, before moving into the regional position of Dir. PO Performance and Development Africa.

In August 2011, Niall started as the Regional Director for WWF Eastern and Southern Africa, demonstrating his strong leadership and management skills for this challenging position in WWFs biggest Programme Office.

In the world of academia, way back in 1998, Niall oversaw the establishment and development of the Agroforestry Research Unit for the Government of The Gambia, developing research programmes for agroforestry systems in sub-Saharan Africa’s agro-ecological zones.

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