Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai is the Group Chief Economist of Sea Group, one of the leading tech unicorn companies in ASEAN and Taiwan that operates Garena, Shopee, and Airpay.
Prior to joining Sea, Santitarn was the Head of Emerging Asia Economics Research at Credit Suisse where he advised public and private investors, covering 10 economies. He was the only economist in Asia to have won the prestigious Best Economic Forecaster award by Consensus Economics for three consecutive years.
He is a visiting lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and a regular columnist for one of the top Thai language business newspapers. Previously, he also worked at the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Santitarn was also selected as one of Asia’s 21 young leaders in 2017 by Asia Society.
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2000 MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
1991 Bachelor of Computer Science