Technology industry veteran with over 25 years of experience poised to accelerate digital transformation of businesses in Thailand
Bangkok, 28 April 2017 – Microsoft today announced that Dhanawat Suthumpun will be officially appointed as the new General Manager for Thailand, effective on June 1, 2017. In his new role, Dhanawat will leverage over 25 years of business and IT experience to drive Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization in Thailand and around the world to achieve more.
Dhanawat joins Microsoft from Hewlett-Packard (Thailand) Limited where he served as Managing Director and General Manager of the Enterprise Group. He led the company’s enterprise services and software business in the country from 2011 to 2017. He also successfully transformed the HP Thailand organization by fostering a customer centric culture and building a strong ecosystem of partners – including a thriving relationship with Microsoft as one of HP’s major strategic allies. Before joining HP, Dhanawat held a wide range of industry, services, solution-specific leadership roles at IBM from 1990 to 2011.
Commenting on Dhanawat’s appointment, Ralph Haupter, President of Microsoft Asia, Microsoft Corp said: “We are very excited that Dhanawat is bringing his leadership and deep IT experience to Microsoft Thailand. We continue to transform as an organization and Dhanawat’s strong track record of driving change and delivering business success will be invaluable to accelerating digital transformation for our customers and partners in Thailand.”
Dhanawat said: “I am pleased and honored to join Microsoft – a company that is not only transforming businesses but empowering people and societies all around the globe. I look forward to leveraging Microsoft’s leading technology solutions and services to drive success for our customers, partners and the people and communities in Thailand.”
Dhanawat holds a Master in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Assumption University, Bangkok.