Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai is senior adviser providing expert advice to clients navigating the intersection of the digital economy, macroeconomics and public policy in Southeast Asia.
An economist by training, he previously served as Group Chief Economist and a member of the senior management team at Sea Ltd, the largest technology company in Southeast Asia. Prior to Sea, he was the Head of Emerging Asia Economics Research at Credit Suisse, where he received several awards including being named best economic forecaster by Consensus Economics. Santitarn was invited by the government of Thailand to serve on the committees responsible for drafting the country’s 5-year SME Development Plan, e-commerce legislation, and post-COVID-19 economic reopening strategies. He has also served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists and has spoken at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.
He has published two books on the future economy, both of which became best-sellers in Thailand. His most recent book, "The Great Remake - Preparing for the Post-pandemic Future Economy," garnered the prestigious 2022 Content Creator of the Year Award from Thailand’s Office of Knowledge Management and Development. An advocate for education and social entrepreneurship, Santitarn co-founded the ACE program, providing mentorship and support to exceptional young leaders and changemakers. He also serves as an advisor to Taejai.com, one of Thailand's largest crowd donation platforms.
Santitarn holds a doctorate degree in Public Policy and a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University. He also possesses a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.