Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations (FETCO)’s Board of Directors has appointed Kobsak Pootrakool as the new chairman, succeeding Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn whose term was completed. Kobsak’s two-year term is effective from 1 June 2022 to May 31, 2024.
Kobsak also currently serves as Director and Senior Executive Vice President at Bangkok Bank, and Vice Chairman at Thai Listed Companies Association. Prior to his current role, he has long standing professional career in public and private sectors. Kobsak served as Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office of Thailand, and was earlier Vice Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office as well as a member of the Constitution Drafting Committee.
As a veteran in financial industry, He helped develop and implement monetary and financial institution policies, as well as capital market masterplan directions, during his working at The Bank of Thailand and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. He is also a widely recognized economist.
Kobsak was awarded 2009 the Puey Ungphanorn Model as the 2009 best young economist in Thailand.
Kobsak has earned his PhD in macroeconomics and international economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after completed BA in mathematics and economics from Williams College, the United States.
FETCO was established in 2004, comprising seven organizations: Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC), Association of Thai Securities Companies (ASCO), Investment Analysts Association (IAA), Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA), Thai Investors Association (TIA), Thai Listed Companies Association (TLCA), and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). FETCO, as the capital market representative, has been a key mechanism to draw roadmap and cooperate with government and private sectors to promote Thai capital market development.