Name : Andrew McDowell (Chakrit Wongsakornraksa)
Managing Director (Vinarco Group of Companies)
Andrew is a New Zealander (and since 2007 also Thai) besides English he also speaks German and Thai. He spent the first 30 years of his career in a large German multinational corporation (Hoechst AG) where he fulfilled various senior management and regional positions. His years climbing the corporate ladder enabled him to accumulate expertise in Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Controlling, Accounting and Finance, Management Accounting, Production Management and General Management. In the role of senior management Andrew also has had great exposure in dealing with the various stakeholders in many types of businesses, he has developed strong skills in relationship management, negotiating skills with both internal and external parties managing their expectations.
Andrew has been responsible for a complete 5-year overhaul of our organisation, streamlining our business processes and structuring us for future growth. He is also fully committed to building our human capital: making sure that we recruit quality talent; that we invest in developing our people; that we genuinely empower them; and that we hold them properly accountable for their business results. Under his steady hand, a strong, stable and dedicated leadership team has emerged and is driving us forward. He is directly in control of Manarco (HR Consulting), Vinarco ICT (Telecoms), and Vinarco OGP (Oil & Gas).