APO Secretary-General
Santhi Kanoktanaporn

Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn joined APO in 2016 after spending 35 years as a General Manager/ Director/ Managing Director/ Country Manager/ President/ Executive Director for two multinational firms (SGS, Switzerland and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, USA), the Thailand Productivity Institute, and the Management System Certification Institute of the Ministry of Industry (Thailand).

• Dr. Santhi received

o B.Sc. in Chemistry from Mahidol University,
o Ph.D. in Chemistry from Sunderland Polytechnic (now Sunderland University),
o Post Doctorate in Chemistry, Boston University,
o Post Doctorate in Chemistry, Sunderland Polytechnic (now Sunderland University)
o Master of Management (EMBA) from Sasin, Chulalongkorn University.

• Dr Santhi was elected

o The Chairman of the Certification Body Association, Thailand
o The President of the Certification Body Forum
o Member of Oxford Future Forum (OFF)

• Dr. Santhi has also received several Executive Education Certificates from

o Harvard Business School,
o MIT Sloan Business School,
o Cornell’s Johnson Business School of Management,
o London Business School (LBS) of University of London,
o Said Business School of University of Oxford
o College of Education, Penn State University and
o Certificate of the Top Management Program (Board Level) from IMD

• Dr. Santhi attend the following certification workshops:

o Certificate of Balanced Scorecard Certification Master Class from the Palladium Group (Kaplan and Norton),
o Diploma in Development and Understanding Scenario from Global Business Network (Peter Swartz),
o Attended “Power and Love” and “Transformative Scenario Planning” workshops, REOS Partners (Adam Kahane),
o Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials (CMCE) from Chartered Management Institute (CMI, UK).

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