Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Director of Corporate Technology Office of SCG
Wilaiporn Chetanachan is currently Director of Corporate Technology Office of SCG, the largest conglomerate in Thailand. She obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, USA. She started her career in 1982 as a research assistant at Mahidol University, a researcher at Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research in 1984 and a product development manager at Thai Plastic & Chemical PLC in 1990. She has over 18 years of experience in PVC resin, compound and finished product, and industrial research and management from lab to full commercialization in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. She also has over 22 years of experience in overseeing high level implementation of innovation management systems which include R&D finance and R&D human resource management, strategic intellectual property management, alliance development, technology evaluation and development to reinforce and enhance management decision making on R&D projects, R&D investment and new technology business acquisition. She has taken a lead role in R&D, IP and new technology business initiatives at SCG since 2008.