A Thai national, Khun Pipat brings with him more than 22 years of managerial experience in luxury hotel chains since starting his career in the Sales Department of Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. Spells with Royal Orchid Sheraton, Four Seasons and Anantara Siam followed, serving as the Executive Assistant Manager of the latter. He also had a stint as General Manager of Pacific World Bangkok, a leading destination management company.

Khun Pipat holds a Master’s Degree in Managerial Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University RI, USA, and outside of his own career, he makes a concerted effort to ensure that the hotel industry as a whole benefits from his expertise, with recognition for his contribution coming when, in 2008, he was elected to the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA)’s Executive Board of Directors as Co-Chairperson of the Service Development Committee, a position he still holds.