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Management Team

Mr. Michael Reed 
Chief Executive Officer

Education and Experience:

Michael joined Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) in January 2017.

Michael is a seasoned asset management professional, bringing over 20 years of industry experience and a deep knowledge of the region’s asset management landscape.

Most recently, Michael served as Country Head of Fidelity Asset Management (Korea) Limited. Prior to this, he has held senior management positions with leading international asset managers in markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Michael obtained a Higher National Diploma in Hotel & Catering Administration from Westminster Hotel School, London, UK and certificate in Financial Planning from the Chartered Insurance Institute in UK.

Michael was Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, for which he received an MBE in 2016, Director/Trustee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea and co-Chair of the Capital Markets Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

 

Mr. SUCHART CHAROENWUTTIKHUN
Chief Operations Officer

Education and Experience:

Suchart joined Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) in August 2015 as Head of Chief Operation Officer.

With solid experiences over 24 year experiences in Investment, Risk Management, and Operation in Asset Management firms, his role is put in place controlling measures and procedures to ensure operation functions both of fund accounting, fund registrar, and wealth operation with existing and new initiation to support market requirements as well as business policies.

Suchart holds a MBA from University of Southern California, and Fund Manager License.

 

Ms. Jintana Mekintharanggur 
Director, Equity 


Education and Experience:

Jintana is an equity fund manager for Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) joining on 13 May 2011. She is responsible for all equity portfolios. She has over 20 years of investment management experience. Previously, Jintana was a senior fund manager at MFC Asset Management Plc., managing mutual funds provident funds and private institutional funds.

Two funds under her management received Lipper and Morningstar awards;

1)    MFC-BT Income Growth Fund (M-BT) received The post - Lipper Thailand Fund Awards 2010 for The Best Flexible Fund Over 5 years.
2)    MFC Value Long Term Equity Fund (MV-LTF) received Morningstar Fund Awards Thailand 2009 and 2010 for The Best Equity Large Cap Fund.

Prior to that, she was an equity analyst at CL Sahaviriya Finance & Securities and Asia Credit Finance & Securities.

She has a BBA from Thammasat University, and MBA from Chulalongkorn University.

 

Mr. Vasu Suthiphongchai 
Director, Fixed Income

Education and Experience:

Vasu has over 20 years of experience in capital market. Vasu was a fund manager at Asset Plus Fund Management where he was responsible for managing fixed income private and mutual funds and also involved in setting up new Foreign Investment Funds (FIFs); entailing: Equity Feeder Funds, Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) Funds, Credit Linked Note (CLN) Funds and Korean Gov’t Bond Funds. Prior to that, he was a bond trader and a dealer at IB Securities and BOA Asset Management respectively.

Vasu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance from Thammasat University and a Master of Business Administration specialized in Finance from the George Washington University, USA.

 

MS. Chutchada Ekahitanonda
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

Education and Experience:   

Chutchada is Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of Manulife Asset Management (Thailand). Major responsibilities are to develop our customer centricity strategy and oversee marketing activities, product development and operations. In this role, she also works closely with both Marketing & Communications and Product Development teams at Manulife Asset Management (Asia) to launch both Regional and Local marketing campaign and also develop new products for Thailand market.

She has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry where she has had opportunities to participate in Mutual Fund, Provident Fund and Private Fund businesses. Prior to joining Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), she was an Assistant Vice President, Business Development Department, Asset Plus Fund Management Co., Ltd.  She started financial career at Fund Management Department, MFC Asset Management Pcl. and also had experiences in Securities Services Department at Bangkok Bank Pcl. and Business Development Department at Krung Thai Asset Management Pcl.

Chutchada holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Sasin), Chulalongkorn University and a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in accounting from Chulalongkorn University.

 

Mr. CHAIKASEAM VADHANASIRIPONG
Chief Distribution Officer

Education and Experience:

Chaikaseam is responsible for managing Investment Consultant (IC) and Distribution Division, covering all distribution channels including direct sales, local and foreign banks, securities brokers as well as alternative channel called Independent Financial Consultant (IFC). He started financial servicing career with both local and multi-national financial institutions, emphasizing on sales, marketing and product development functions. In prior to join Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), Chaikaseam was appointed as a Head of Distribution, Aberdeen Asset Management (Thailand).

Chaikaseam holds bachelor’s degree majoring in Business Economics from Massachusetts, U.S.A and MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration.

 

MR. PEERAPAT FOITHONG, Ph.D., CFP®  
Head of Legal and Compliance  

Education and Experience:

Peerapat is well recognized as customer oriented legal and compliance consultant with indispensable advices for over 10 years and he has a proven record of business result to the global leading bank and financial services firms. Prior to join Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), Peerapat was appointed as a Head of Compliance & Data Privacy Officer, AXA Insurance PCL. In a prior role, he was a Compliance Manager (Assistant Vice President) at Advance Life Assurance PCL., and a Legal Counsel at Citibank N.A., Bangkok Branch.

Mr.Peerapat holds the Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Laws (Business Law) & a Bachelor of Laws from Thammasat University.