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Management Team

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.


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.


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.