The Board of Mermaid has
an Executive Committee
constituted to allow Board
members to perform a more
active role in the governance
and management of the
Mermaid group. It is a
standing committee that
works closely with Mermaid's
management and has been
vested with the power to act
on behalf of the Board to
make certain decisions
delegated by the Board.
The Chairman of the
Executive Committee is
Mr. Prasert Bunsumpun.
Mr. Prasert Bunsumpun brings brings to Mermaid 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Besides his role
in Mermaid, he serves as Chairman of other boards, including Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc. and PTT Global Chemical Plc.
and as a director on the board of PTT Plc., Intouch Holdings Plc. and Thaicom Plc. He also previously served as
Chairman of PTT Exploration and Production Plc., PTT Chemical Plc., IRPC Plc. and Thai Lube Base Plc., and as Executive
Chairman of Krungthai Bank Plc. He was President and CEO of PTT Plc. for over eight years. In addition, he served
as a director of PTT Aromatic and Refinery Plc., Thai Oil Plc., and Bangchak Petroleum Plc. Mr. Bunsumpun holds a
Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Utah State University, U.S.A., a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil
Engineering (B.Eng.) from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, and has a number of Honorary Doctorates from
renowned universities in Thailand. He also completed his Certificate in Advanced Management Program (AMP 155)
from Harvard Business School, U.S.A.
Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri brings a proven track record
of successfully managing and growing a variety of
businesses through his service as Chief Executive Officer
of PM Group Co. Ltd., Director of Quality Coffee Products
Co. Ltd., Director of Posco-Thainox Public Co. Ltd., Vice
Chairman of Thai Film Industries Public Co. Ltd., and
Managing Director of Lakewood Country Club Co. Ltd. He
also serves as Executive Vice Chairman and President and
CEO of Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc., Chairman of PM
Thoresen Asia Holdings Plc. and is Executive Vice Chairman
of Unique Mining Services Plc. Mr. Chalermchai holds a
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Finance from Boston University
and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Finance from Suffolk
University, both in the U.S.A.
Mr. Chia Wan Huat Joseph has been on the Mermaid
Board since 2012 and understands the industry well. He
also serves as Executive Director on the board of Thoresen
Thai Agencies Plc., a Director and a member of Executive
Committee of PM Thoresen Asia Holdings Plc. and Thoresen
Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd. He brings to Mermaid over
13 years of experience in financial management. Mr. Chia
currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President of
PM Group Co. Ltd. He previously worked at Advance Finance
Plc., focusing on the steel, mining, paper, and energy
sectors. Mr. Chia holds an Executive Master of Business
Administration (EMBA) from the Sasin Graduate Institute
of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University,
Thailand. He also completed his Director Certification
Program (DCP) from Thai Institute of Directors Association
(IOD), Class 165/2012.
Dr. Jean Paul Thevenin has a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from
Orsay University in France and has produced many
publications in the field of steel and the steel industry,
where he developed his longstanding career. He also
serves as a director of Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc.
He was the former Managing Director and Chief Executive
Officer of Thainox Stainless Public Company Limited, a
stainless steel manufacturer in Thailand, which he was
in charge of building and managing since 1991. He had also
served for many years as President of the Franco–Thai
Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and is an officer of
the National Order of Merit, a French decoration awarded
in recognition of his distinguished civil achievements, as
well as a recipient of an honorary Ph.D. from King Mongkut
Institute of Technology in Thailand.
Mr. Verma brings with him diversified international business experience of more than 25 years in various fields of FMCG food, retail, electronics, metal, manufacturing and real estate development sector. He has lived and worked in four different countries at Senior to Board level leadership positions in finance and operations. He is currently working as Senior EVP and Group CFO at Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited. and is also a member of the Executive Committee of Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited.
Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Finance at Jindal Stainless Limited and CFO and Acting Managing Director to Thainox Stainless PLC (now POSCO Thainox Public Company Limited). His previous employers included 'Dole Food Inc.' and 'Seagate Technologies’ of USA.
Mr. Verma holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), completed the Director Certification Program No. 78/2006 from the Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD) and also completed Diploma Examination Class 49/2016 from Thai IOD.