Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng

setboonsarngMember, Board of Directors, Cambodia Development Research Institute
Member, Board of Trustees, International Rice Research Institute


Suthad Setboonsarng is one of Southeast Asia’s top experts in international trade and investment. He has served as a leader in Thailand, ASEAN and in the private sector. His outstanding understanding of business and policy issues is augmented by an unmatched network among Thai and regional leaders. Prior to joining BowerGroupAsia, he was one of three Thailand Trade Representatives, a ministerial rank appointee, serving as a special representative of the Prime Minister of Thailand in coordinating and executing international trade, investment and other related key issues. Known as one of Thailand’s leading technocrats, he was appointed to his position in May 2009. Dr. Suthad is an expert on international trade and customs issues, especially the implementation of trade strategies in ASEAN. He was an ASEAN partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers from 2000 to 2008. In that role, he assisted leading global companies and advised the Thai and ASEAN governments and the United Nations in developing their regional trade and investment policies.


Plenary 1: Integration of ASEAN Food and Agricultural System