The Greater Mekong Investment Forum 2017

Thakorn Piyapan

Chairman, Krungsri Consumer and Head of Digital Banking and Innovation

Bank of Ayudhya


Thakorn Piyapan is a highly experienced senior-level executive in the fields of finance and banking with over 18 years of in-depth market knowledge and extensive management experience in retail credit, consumer finance, sales finance and digital banking. He currently serves as head of Krungsri Consumer Group and head of digital banking and innovation, Bank of Ayudhya PCL, leading Krungsri Consumer Group, Thailand’s leader in credit card and consumer finance business.  Thakorn got a bachelors degree in economics from Thammasat University and masters degree in finance from University of Colorado, Denver, USA. He has extensive hands-on experience with diverse financial institutions including GE Capital Thailand, Bank of Ayudhya, and Krungsri Consumer.  Thakorn has a proven track record of accomplishments in setting up and successfully implementing a large number of key business initiatives, and was formally recognized for his outstanding contribution to the growth of the company’s credit card and personal loan’s business. With long-standing management experience, Thakorn is a highly recognized senior management in finance and consumer banking industry. Currently, he is the head of Krungsri Consumer Group, the leader in credit card, personal loan and installment loan with over 7 million accounts in its portfolio, the largest credit card and personal loan portfolio in Thailand. His unmatched skills and knowledge of the credit card business also earn him the position of the chairman of Thailand’s Credit Card Club.  In addition to his role as the leader of Krungsri Consumer, Thakorn also serves as head of digital banking and innovation, Bank of Ayudhya PCL. Leading the digital banking team of Thailand’s fifth largest bank, Thakorn is responsible for planning and implementing digital banking strategies to transform the business and process of the bank and its subsidiaries to be innovation-driven organizations in order to become one of the leaders in innovation on par with Thailand’s leading financial institutes.  As time allows, Thakorn is also a frequent guest speaker for a number of money and banking-related forums both locally and internationally e.g. Asia Retail Banking CEO Roundtable, Cards and Payment Asia 2013, IDC Financial Insights Thailand; “How Big Enterprise Supports Startups”, Startup Conference 2015, Thailand; Hong Kong - Thailand Business Council Luncheon Talk, Hong Kong; “How the Business can Survive the Economic Recession” Seminar, organized by Krungthep Turakij Newspaper, Thailand ; “FinTech VS Thai Banks : Who will win?”, Money Expo Thailand 2016 etc.


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Thu 01 Jun 2017

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok