Our Leadership

Chamnong Watanagase

Age 70 Years


  • Independent Director (Appointed 25 March 2014)
  • Chairman of Audit Committee
  • Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee


  • B.Com. (1974), Chulalongkorn University
  • MBA, University of Central Missouri, 1982
  • Completed Ph.D. coursework in Political Science and Philosophy, Thammasat University, 2006 (Finished the PhD coursework and quit without pursuing the doctoral dissertation)
  • Cert. of Proficiency in English (with Merit), National Institute of Development Administration, 1975
  • The School of Law Thmmasat University Graduate Study Program (1978 – 80)

Training attended with regard to roles and responsibilities of corporate directors

  • Director Certification Program (DCP) Class 5 (2001), Audit Committee Program, Class 1 (2002), DCP Refresher Course 2/2006, Chartered Director, Class 1 (2007), Board Nomination & Compensation Program Class 8/2019, Thai Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • The Capital Market Academy, Class 6
  • Tactical Training in Hostage Rescues, US Marshal Service, Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 1990
  • Marketing Coaching, Tack Training International, London, UK, 1991

Work Experience

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, Indara Insurance, Plc. (2000-2012)
  • President of the following joint ventured companies with the Siam Commercial Bank, Plc. (1994-1998)
    • Siam Commercial Link, Ltd.
    • Science Commercial Link, Ltd., with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as 3rd partner
    • SCB Technology, a venture capital of the Siam Commercial Bank, Plc.
  • Founding Manager, Business Advisory Center for SMEs, Kenan Institute Asia Foundation (funded by USAID) (1999-2000)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Thailand Science Park, the National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Advisor, the Technical Services Center, Mahidol University (1997)
  • Audit Committee member, John Hancock Life Assurance, Plc. (2000-2006)
  • Cultural Affairs staff, United States Information Agency, US Department of State, Washington, DC (1985-1991)
  • Insurance instructor, School of Management Science, Prince of Songkla University, Haad Yai, Songkla (1980-1982)
  • Manager, the Technical Service Center, Interlife Assurance, Ltd. (1977-1982)
  • Adjunct professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Graduate School of Humanities, Ram Khamhaeng University (2004-2013)
  • Advisor (Director, 2011-2015) of Thai Investors Association)
  • Director and past president, Rotary Club of Bangkok (chartered in 1927)


Other listed companies
Chairman of the Audit Committee, LDC Dental, Plc. (2013-present)

Non-listed businesses

  • Chairman Nomination and selection Committee, member of the Audit Committee, Thai Credit Retail Bank, Plc.
  • Vice president of the Thai Investors Association

% of Shareholding as of 30 December 2022

PDJ 92,200 shares or 0.02% of paid up shares

Family Relationship among Directors and Executives

– None –