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Group Chief Economist - Sea Limited
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Dr Santitarn Sathirathai is the Group Chief Economist and senior management of Sea Group, one of the leading tech companies in ASEAN and Taiwan that operates Garena, Shopee and Airpay. He is the author of one of the bestselling books on the future economy (in Thai language), a visiting lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, and one of Asia 21 young leaders selected by Asia Society in 2017. He is one of the founding members of Thai Young Philanthropist Network (TYPN) that mobilises over 1800 passionate youth to work on inclusive and sustainable development projects in Thailand. One of the projects also won Social Entrepreneurship Internship Best Practice by Ashoka U in 2014. Prior to joining Sea, Santitarn was the Head of Emerging Asia Economics Research at Credit Suisse where he advised public and private investors, covering 10 economies. He was the only economist in Asia to have won the prestigious best economic forecaster award by Consensus Economics for three consecutive years. He also worked at the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Santitarn holds a doctorate degree in Public Policy and a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree from the LSE.