Duangrit Bunnag (Chair)
Duangrit established his architect practice, DBALP in 1998 and has since been designing hotels and resorts, commercial and residential projects across the region. The Jam Factory on the Chao Phraya River is both the headquarters for his architectural practice, but also his restaurant, retail, fashion and publishing businesses.
Thanan is a freelance writer and strategy/communications consultant based in Bangkok. Originally a Biomedical Engineer from Northwestern University, Thanan now channels his analytical skills toward use in civic society. Brought up in Hong Kong and Singapore and having worked as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP in Chicago and New York, he is all at once a technie, city-phile and a proponent for public space.
Atty, owner and director of ATTA Gallery, was trained in environmental/marine science field before having a change of heart in 2003. She believes in taking a proactive approach to life and considers herself to be a professional student…it’s never too late to learn new things/skills in life.
Book publisher and distributor, art-book store and gallery owner and passionate patron of the arts in Thailand, Bangkok native Shane Suvikapakornkul has made it one of his missions to put Thai artists and photographers on the map alongside their international counterparts through ground-braking artistic showcases.
One of the founding team of Thailand Creative & Design Center, Noppadol is a Creative Business Development Director who led feasibility study of TCDC’s move to Grand Postal Building. He assisted the development of Charoenkrung plan to propose to policy makers and stakeholders. He is a founder of StreetPhotoThailand, a collective group of Thai street photographers who aim to promote and elevate Thai street photography to global levels.
David, an Australian who’s lived in Bangkok since 2002 and with a wealth of experience in broadcasting, arts management and NGO work, was enlisted by Bangkok River Partners to market the Chao Phraya River as a destination for leisure and tourism. Building the brand included reaching out to the creative community already active in Bang Rak and Klongsan, marking the genesis of the Creative District.
A local who is heavily involved in the public and finance sector. Prapop has built a career in the Public Debt Management Office, Treasury Department of Ministry of Finance, and Thanachart Bank. Recently he joined communication strategy team for the Treasury Department museums in Bangkok and regional museums in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, and Songkhla.
Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Belgians Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Pieter Compernol are founders of P. Tendercool, a Bangkok-based Haute Manufacture specialist: Cross Cultural Creations, bespoke handmade furniture for some of the most discerning clients in the world. P. Tendercool Gallery and workshop are housed in Vintage New-York meatpacking-style warehouses by the Chao-Praya river, in the Wharehouse30 project, next to the New TCDC.
Yongtanit is an associate professor at Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University. He has trained in several academic institutions, including Chulalongkorn University, University of Tokyo, and Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS). Yongtanit is involved in several research projects concerning citizen-based conservation in urban areas in Thailand. He is a member of International Council on Monuments and Sites, Thailand chapter, a conservation advisor to the Crown Property Bureau and Phuket Municipality.
Having spent his career is luxury hospitality with some of the world’s most recognised brands, Robert now calls Bangkok home. He lives and works (Mandarin Oriental) in the Creative District, and brings to the group a unique insight into what travelers want when visiting Asia. Robert has supported the idea of the Creative District since its inception.
Frenchman, Thomas Menard worked in Finance before settling in Bangkok. In 2012 he began converting shop-houses into Charoenkrung area into creative spaces – galleries, bars and eaterie: Speedy Grandma and Soy Sauce Factory, then SoulBar and Little Market. Celebrating the original characteristics making new spaces available for the local community.
Peeradorn is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University. He has been actively working with the government and entrepreneur on projects that increases city and economic competitiveness. Since 2012, Peeradorn and Thammasat team have been working with TCDC as advisors on relocation, new programming, and in exploring the potential of Charoen Krung as new Creative District of Bangkok.
Chaiyong is a strong proponent of the Creative District concept. He is currently Chief Visionary Director of Siam Piwat. Before that he was a Former Chairman, and Managing Director of Thailand Creative and Design Centre and Former Editor in Chief of Wallpaper* Thai Edition.