Being the President and Chief Executive for Thailand's Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) takes a lot of responsibility, skill and work.
Nuttapon is responsible for the digital transformation of Thailand, which hopes to become a startup and innovation hub. To begin, he has drawn up a 20-year roadmap which includes supporting the creation of half a million digital entrepreneurs and increasing internet accessibility in 24,700 communities. His shorter term goal is train 40,000 digitally-skilled workers every year between now and 2022.
Nuttapoon Nimmanphatcharin, MBA and PhD in Strategic Management alumnus, and President and Chief Executive, Thailand's Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA)
He was hired by no less than Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Pichet Durongkaveroj. Nuttapon is clearly not a technical expert, but interestingly, his background in business strategy, which he honed at Swinburne, was the deciding factor in his hire.