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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. Sumetha Lewchalermwong, CFA, FRM 
Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer 

Education and Experience:

Sumetha joined Manulife Asset Management (Thailand) in August 2020.

Sumetha brings over a decade of experience in the finance and asset management industries, with a deep and broad knowledge of the Thai and regional asset management business. Most recently, he served as Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer of MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited. Prior to this role, he held several positions at Franklin Templeton Investments from 2010 to 2019, his last role being Country Head for the Thai office of Templeton Asset Management, overseeing Thai equities strategies and portfolio management for Templeton Thailand funds. Prior to joining Templeton, Sumetha worked for Myo Capital Advisers, a Hong Kong based hedge fund, where he specialized in private equity, special situations and distressed debt restructuring for ASEAN markets.

Sumetha holds a master’s degree (M.Phil) in Economics from University of Oxford and bachelor's degrees in Commerce and Engineering with first-class honors from University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Management (FRM) charter holder.


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 responsible for both marketing and product development functions. 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 at 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.

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


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.


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.


Head of Operation

Education and Experience:

Parnrada is a Fund Operations professional of Mutual Fund, Provident Fund and Private Fund. She has over 10 years of experience in Fund Operation with Asset Management Company and the global leading Bank who provide Fund Operation services. Prior to join Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), Parnrada was appointed as a Fund Administration Services Lead (Assistant Vice President), Deutsche Bank AG, Bangkok. In a prior role, she was a Product Manager and Senior Fund Accountant at MFC Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Parnrada holds a MBA in International Business Management from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff & a BBA in Accounting from Assumption University.