The Board of Directors

Mr.Prajya Phinyawat

Chairman and Chairman of the Independent Directors Committee
Age : 69
Starting Date : Mar 28, 2012

PTTEP Director Position

  • 2014 – Present Chairman and Chairman of the Independent Directors Committee
  • 2012 – Present Independent Director

Other Current Positions

  • 2015 – Present Director of Council Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)


  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
  • M.S. (Civil Engineering), Stanford University U.S.A.
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Useful Past Experiences for PTTEP

  • 2011 – Jan 2016 Chairman, PTT Asahi Chemical Company Limited
  • 2011 – 2014 Director, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
  • 2005 – 2013 Director, Bangkok Polyethylene Public Company Limited
  • 2004 – 2013 Director, Thai Lube Base Public Company Limited
  • 2006 – 2012 Director, Thai Paraxylene Company Limited
  • 2004 – 2012 Chairman, PTT Polyethylene Company Limited
  • 2009 – 2011 Director, Thaioil Public Company Limited
  • 2008 – 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Downstream Petroleum Business Group and Senior Executive Vice President, Oil Business Unit, PTT Public Company Limited
  • 2007 – 2011 Director, PTT Aromatics and Refining Public Company Limited
  • 2006 – 2011 Director, IRPC Public Company Limited
  • 2005 – 2011 Director, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited

Vision in managing the Company's business

As the outlook of energy industry is shifting towards unconventional resources, PTTEP’s strategic direction must be adapted to the changing business environment by seeking new opportunities from E&P-related businesses as to ensure alternative sources of revenue. PTTEP’s operations must also take into account the balance among economic, social, and environmental factors, as well as being secured by an appropriate risk management system. From the experiences and expertise that PTTEP maintains, the company shall continuously enhance its organizational structure, operational process, succession plan system, and most importantly encouraging employees to create innovations that are up-to-date with technological advancements for corporate competitiveness and sustainable growth.

Vision in performing duties that comply with Good Corporate Governance of PTTEP

I shall direct PTTEP with emphasis on corporate governance and business ethics principles, while ensuring that PTTEP’s international and domestic assets are operating according to related laws and regulations. Moreover, I shall also support the working process with professionalism, transparency, and verifiability, as well as ensuring equal treatment for all stakeholders for the best benefit of the nation and the company.


  • Board Matters and Trends (BMT) 4/2017, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • The Power of Culture: From Performance Culture to Winning Culture Seminar, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Anti-Corruption: Leadership Role of the Board, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • The 1st PLATTS-PTT Day Academic Seminar by PTT and Platts McGraw Hill Financial
  • Chairman Forum: “Clean Business: What is the Chairman Role?” 1/2014,
    Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Role of the Chairman Program (RCP) 35/2014, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Director Certification Program (DCP) 14/2002, Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • The Joint State - Private Sector course (Class 15), National Defense College
  • Capital Market Academy Leadership Program (Class 7), Capital Market Academy
  • Certificate of Energy Literacy for a Sustainable Future Program (Class 1/2012), Thailand Energy Academy