Thai Member Committee

The Thailand National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Thailand, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Thai perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Thailand are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Areepong Bhoocha-Oom

Mr Areepong Bhoocha-Oom is Permenant Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Government of Thailand. He also holds the positions of Director at PTT Public Company Limited, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Krungthai Bank Public Company Limited and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thai Airways. Since 2007, Mr Bhoocha-Oom has held a series of senior roles in Government including Secretary General, Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (2013-2014), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance (2010-2013), Director General, Excise Department , Ministry of Finance (2010) and Director General, State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO), Ministry of Finance (2007). He has also held a series of positions outisde of government including: Director, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (2013-2014), Director, Bank of Thailand (2014), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Government Housing Bank (2010-2014), Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Government Lottery office (2011-2012), Chairman of the Board of Directors, TOT Public Company Limited (2011-2012) and Director, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (2009-2010). Mr Bhoocha-Oom holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Mississippi, USA. He also holds an MA in Finance from Marshall University, USA and a BA (hons) in International Management from Boston University, USA.