Watanan Petersik

Watanan Petersik has been in the finance industry for over 26 years. She started out in commercial banking with Bankers Trust in New York before moving back to Thailand to work for their subsidiary, TISCO, in Thailand, where she set up Thailand’s first equity research department. She was subsequently Chief Representative and Head of Research for James Capel in Thailand, Head of Broking at JF Thanakom, and Chief Representative and Head of Research for S.G. Warburg in Bangkok. She moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to head up Warburg’s Asia ex-Japan Equity Capital Markets desk. Watanan joined Goldman Sachs Hong Kong in 1996 in the ECM/Investment Banking Division and stayed on for ten years. Her last position at Goldman was Chief of Staff Asia ex-Japan. Since then Watanan has been a Senior Advisor for TPG Capital. She currently sits on the Boards of CIMB Thai Bank and CIMB Group Holdings Berhad in Malaysia. She is Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee at CIMB Thai Bank. Watanan is also a Senior Moderator for the Aspen Institute, active with the Aspen Global Leadership Network in South Africa and the U.S. She is also a member of the Ashoka Fellowship Support Network in Asia. In 2010 she served as a member of the Finance Sub Committee for Thailand’s Social Enterprise initiative masterplan. Watanan is a Thai national and currently lives in Singapore with her husband and son.

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