Board of Directors

Mr. Dechapiwat Na Songkhla

Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee
Age : 61
Starting Date : Jan 16, 2019

Other Current Positions

  • 8 October 2021 - Present Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office


  • Master of Science (National Development and Project Planning) University of Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Economics) University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Useful Past Experiences for PTTEP

  • 2017 - 30 September 2021 Director of the Budget Bureau
  • 2017 - 30 September 2021 Committee member by position, National Economic and Social Development Board
  • 2017 - 30 September 2021 Committee member by position, Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee
  • 2017 - 30 September 2021 Committee member by position, King Prajadhipok’s Institute Council
  • 2015 - 2017 Deputy Director of the Budget Bureau
  • 2012 - 2015 Senior Advisor of the Budget Bureau
  • 2010 - 2012 Director of National Security Budget Preparation Office 1
  • 2009 - 2010 Director of Special Public Organizations and State-Owned Enterprises Budget Preparation Office
  • 2008 - 2009 Budget Analyst, Expert Level

Vision in managing the Company's business

Commitment to promote PTTEP to be the Asia's leading E&P company with competitive financial performance over the longer term while leveraging environmental friendly E&P technologies with the following courses:
  1. RESET: Review Company's overall operation by eliminating unnecessary business processes in order to reduce E&P cost while maintaining the quality and E&P total time.  Also transform PTTEP to be an agile organization to cope with dynamic global changes and to improve Company's competitive advantage.
  2. REFOCUS: Shift the Company's focus to align with the incremental potential by adjusting the investment expansion guideline toward the related high potential businesses for the sake of sustainable growth.
  3. RENEW: Develop a sound E&P technologies in order to create a solid and sustainable energy foundation.

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

  1. Principle of Duty Accountability by committing to act on duties with full ability in order to deliver the highest benefit to PTTEP.
  2. Principle of Decision Making Consequence by prudently considering the end result and potential impacts that may arise in all dimensions.
  3. Principle of Justice and Integrity by adhering to the full Equality and Justice.  Acts with high Morality and Ethics. 
  4. Principle of Transparency by intentionally acts with transparency with all deeds are auditable.
  5. Principle of Stake Holders Long-Term Value Creation by establishing a management guideline that enhances PTTEP ability to create a continuous and sustainable added values.
  6. Principle of Operational Excellence by leveraging operational best practices and guidelines according to international standard that fit to Company's mission.


  • Director's Briefing - Corporate Strategy beyond the Crisis, a Chairman/Board Perspective, Bain & Company, Inc.
  • The National Defense Course (Class 54), National Defense College
  • Senior Justice Administration Course (Class 19), College of Justice, Office of the Judiciary
  • High Level Executives Course for Strategic Management of  Anti - Corruption (Class 1), Office of the National Anti – Corruption Commission
  • Rule of Law for Democracy Course (Class 2), The Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand