KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Kim Eng (MKE) has appointed Arapat Sangkharat as its new regional head of transformation, MKE group and deputy CEO, MKE Securities Thailand (MKET) effective since Aug 17.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, MKE, the investment banking arm of Maybank Group, said in these newly created roles, Arapat will oversee MKE’s transformation initiatives to drive regional growth.
MKE said he will be addressing challenges, disruptions and evolutionary shifts in the financial services industry while prioritising MKE’s Sustainability First approach.
“In particular, he will play a key role in the success of MKE’s investment management agenda, ” it said.
As deputy CEO, MKET, Arapat will lead and implement strategic initiatives and continuous improvements across retail brokerage, wealth management and the equity and commodity derivatives group in Thailand. He will work alongside Montree Sornpaisarn, CEO, MKET.
CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Group Ami Moris said Arapat is an accomplished strategist with a proven execution track record in the financial services industry.
“We are at a turning point with new trends and opportunities, and Arapat’s breadth of experience and passion for innovation will help us take MKE into the next decade, ” she said.
Arapat has over 20 years’ experience in banking and consulting across five countries in Asia and the US.
His expertise includes business and digital transformation, retail and channel strategy, and process re-engineering.
Prior to joining MKE, he was head of transformation at Krung Thai Bank. He holds an MBA in Financial Investments from the University of Southern California.
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