Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Worawat Srisa-an as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Development, which was effective 1 October 2020. Mr. Worawat will play an integral role in the leadership team to ramp up the next phase of construction and pre-operation planning for One Bangkok, involving multiple partner consultants and contractors. He will also help facilitate business development and grow commercial opportunities across all asset classes. One Bangkok is slated to open in 2023 with full completion in 2026.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Worawat Srisa-an as Deputy CEO, Development. Mr. Worawat is a veteran in Thailand's real estate sector and a proven leader within the TCC Group. Not only is he well acquainted with the One Bangkok project having been instrumental in the original One Bangkok masterplan development, but he has also helmed a wide range of senior leadership positions within TCC Group. He will complement Ms. Su Lin Soon, CEO, Development, and assist her in overseeing the exciting phase of superstructure construction of One Bangkok. I am confident his appointment will greatly benefit the One Bangkok project, which will be a new global landmark," said Mr. Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO, Frasers Property Limited.
"We are making great progress on the construction of One Bangkok, maintaining excellent momentum despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Our vision and ambition remain unchanged - to build One Bangkok into a sustainable and smart district for Bangkok that will improve the quality of life for occupants and visitors alike." said Ms. Su Lin Soon, CEO, Development. "I very much welcome Mr. Worawat to the leadership team at this important juncture of our development. His expertise in development and real estate operations, as well as his familiarity with the project and local real estate network will be invaluable to the exciting task ahead in building Thailand's largest fully integrated district."
"I am honoured and excited to be part of the development management team. Building the One Bangkok district of over 1.83 million square meters of gross floor area with multiple integrated components requires a cohesive development team of experts," said Mr. Worawat Srisa-an, Deputy CEO, Development. "While the pandemic disrupted the social and practical functions of many commercial buildings, One Bangkok has benefited from the learnings of this crisis to implement new norms for improved development and business operations. Construction approaches will be responsive, adaptive and agile. Systems will be designed to international standards and beyond. Smart technologies will improve value propositions, enable lean operating costs and strengthen the competitive advantage of the One Bangkok district. We must be prepared for the changes in the post-COVID era as our inaugural phase opens in 2023."
"I am looking forward to working closely with Ms. Su Lin Soon as we will not only focus on building the district, but also the culture, mindsets and the skillsets of our team to maximise the potential in reshaping and redefining what urban living experience will become for Bangkok when we open." said Mr. Worawat.
Prior to joining One Bangkok, Mr. Worawat Srisa-an served as President of Univentures Public Company Limited and other various positions for its subsidiaries across industries - from zinc oxide chemical, innovation and technology-related products and services, to real estate development encompassing residential, commercial and hospitality where he was responsible for driving opportunistic growth. Throughout his seven-year tenure, Univentures boasted outstanding performance, including the acquisition of Stonehenge Inter Company Limited (STI), a renowned construction company in Thailand that was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in December 2018. Additionally, Mr. Worawat oversaw the development of ANIL Sathorn 12 to become the first residential project in Thailand to be awarded WELL Multifamily Pre-certified Gold level, a pioneering ratings system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness. His robust optimisation approach also enabled Univentures to receive a 5-star rating or "Excellent" level of the Corporate Governance assessment of Thai Listed Companies for four consecutive years since 2016 and Thailand Investors' Choice Award for seven consecutive years.
Prior to Univentures, Mr. Worawat was a Vice President, Master Plan Projects at TCC Land Development Company Limited where he began his career with TCC conglomerates in 2005. He holds an MSc in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York and a bachelor's degree in Architecture form the Illinois Institute of Technology.