Welcome to the AAPBS 2021
Virtual Annual Meeting

AJ Kongpu

Dear AAPBS members,

Chiang Mai University Business School and I would like to welcome you to the AAPBS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

We are honored to be entrusted by AAPBS to hold the meeting under these challenging times. Since our membership with AAPBS in 2016, we have progressed into a business school with global standards and excellence in higher education. CMUBS has continuously and proudly evolved with supportive collaborations of AAPBS. We are determined to advance our academic activities locally and globally, pursuing our vision to present Thailand’s business school of pride.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, business schools have undergone numerous challenges. Concurrently, it offers us with opportunities and ways to incorporate innovativeness into education. We have principally transformed the method of teaching, learning, internship, and engaging with practitioners with an integration of technology and close communication.

To advance the quality of business education and surpass the challenges attached to the pandemic, we need to re-examine the actions we made that benefit and extend business school standards. The AAPBS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will represent a noble time to work collaboratively and innovatively for the future of regional and global business and management education.

We are looking forward to seeing you.
Khongphu Nimanandh

Chiang Mai University Business School

Keynote Speakers

Geoff Perry

Executive Vice President and
Chief Officer Asia Pacific

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Suchatvee Suwansawat


King Mongkut's Institute
of Technology Ladkrabang

Alfons Sauquet Rovira


Quality Services EFMD & EQUIS


Loredana Padurean

Associate Dean and
Faculty Director for Action Learning

Asia School of Business

Caroline Riot

Director of the Work Integrated Learning Program

Griffith Business School

Charoen Phosamritlert

Chief Executive Officer

KPMG in Thailand, Myanmar,
and Laos

Anil Subbarao Paila

Senior Dean and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Branding
Bengaluru Campus

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute
of Management Development
and Research

Pinnaree Tea-Makorn


Sasin School of Management

Naruanard Sarapaivanich


Chiang Mai University
Business School

Tulaya Tulardilok


Chiang Mai University
Business School

Wisuttorn Jitaree


Chiang Mai University
Business School

Kasemsak Uthaichana

Deputy Director

Science and Technology Park (STeP)
Chiang Mai University

Smith Taweelerdniti

Managing Director

Nithi Foods Company Limited

Jittrapon Jirakulsomchok

Innovation Developer

National Innovation Agency (NIA)


Anin Rupp


Chiang Mai University
Business School

Kaj Miyake

General Manager for
Sales and Marketing

IHI ASIA PACIFIC (Thailand) Company Limited

Manuel Ortiz de Zevallos

Executive Director

The Latin American Council of
Management Schools (CLADEA)
Time Title
Panel 3 - Fostering Innovative Startups

Prof. Kasemsak Uthaichana
Deputy Director, Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University

Mr. Smith Taweelerdniti
Managing Director, Nithi Foods Company Limited

Mr. Jittrapon Jirakulsomchok
Innovation Developer, National Innovation Agency (NIA)

Moderator : Mr.Manuel Ortiz de Zevallos, Executive Director of CLADEA

Brainstorming - After the Pandemic: What to keep & What to quit

Small group discussion

Idea Sharing
Keynote Session

The Aftermath of the Pandemic, the Learnings, and the Projections :

Prof. Alfons Sauquet Rovira
Director of Quality Services, EFMD & EQUIS

Closing Remarks

Prof. Robin Gauld
President, AAPBS; Dean, Otago Business School

Prof. Betty Chung
AAPBS Executive Director

Prof. Khongphu Nimanandh
Dean, Chiang Mai University Business School