AMCHAM New Members and Changes
ORDINARY COMPANY MEMBER
Check- 6 ( Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Check- 6 ™ is an international solutions company which moves client enterprises from experience- based cultures to high reliability organizations via training and an integrated suite of products, services, and procedures. Check- 6 coaches share the best practices learned in their previous military leadership careers to improve leadership, teamwork, and standardization with your teams.
Our objective is improved safety and operational efficiency through a standardized approach to job planning, briefing, and debriefing, all supported by sound leadership practices. We don’t add any new administrative burdens on the crew; instead we streamline the systems already in place to ensure procedural compliance and effective communication. Helping your team get the job done right the first time, every time, is our goal. The results we see are decreased down time and reportable incident rates with simultaneous Improvement in operational performance.
Our focus is to accelerate human performance and ensure clear and concise communication to close the gap between management’s expectations and operational reality.
Designate: Derek Taylor, Country Manager Alternate: Titie Tinsulanonda, Assistant Country Manager
Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui
The “Sexiest Place on Earth” takes luxury boutique hotel accommodation and travel to a whole new experience with Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui. Here is where you can live the Nikki Beach lifestyle.
Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui is the ultimate serene and peaceful luxury beach resort destination where privacy, chic design, delectable cuisine, and Nikki Beach’s signature brand of music and entertainment all seamlessly combine. Yours to enjoy in celebration of life. Designate: Bruce Hanrahan, Director of Nikki Beach Thailand Alternate: Mariska Bates, Sales & Marketing
ORDINARY SPECIAL COMPANY MEMBER
Amara Bangkok, The 250- room hotel is equipped with a host of facilities and services to meet the needs of time- strapped business travelers striving to look and feel their best for business meets, or individual leisure travelers planning to unravel the mystic of Bangkok, taste the myriad flavors of Thai cuisine or simply have fun shopping in a city thronged with malls and traditional markets.
Amara Bangkok is the perfect venue for corporate events such as meetings, training courses, cocktails, product launches, team building and more. We also have the privilege of assisting our clients in hosting a wide range of events from private corporate dinners to large- scale opening ceremonies. Just 10 - 15 minutes’ walk from Chong Nonsi BTS station, Silom MRT station and major shopping malls, Amara Bangkok is easily accessible.
Designate: Viranat Silandnda, General Manager Alternate: Kussarin Amonthakonsuwet, Director of Sales & Marketing
Best Western International
Best Western International Inc. offers 4,000* independently owned and operated hotels. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Best Western employs 1,254 people and offers more than 400,000* quality guest rooms located in 100* countries and territories throughout the world.
Best Western International ( BWI) established its Asia Head Office in March 2001 in Bangkok and became the pioneering Property Direct Relations ( PDR) office of BWI in the region with full support from the Best Western International headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. BWI initially entered Asia with six hotels and had increased that number to ten hotels by 2003 with growth evident in the areas of China, Korea, Japan and Thailand.
Designate: Pornthip Thaoyodsomboon, Regional Director of Sales Alternate: Romrawin Pool- eaim, Regional Senior Sales manager
Danish Interpretation Systems ( Thailand) Ltd.
Founded in 1925, Chicago based Shure Incorporated ( www. shure. com) is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading quality manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. The company has regional sales and marketing headquarters in Germany and Hong Kong with more than 30 additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Danish Interpretation Systems ( DIS) and its Thai operation were acquired by Shure Inc. in early 2011 and is a leading provider of conferencing solutions for the global meeting industry.
Designate: Piti Thanadkit, Operation Manager Alternate: Supranee Pitthayapitug, Finance Manager
GDF SUEZ Energy Asia Co., Ltd.
ENGIE develops its businesses ( power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources.
Designate: Jan Flachet, President and CEO of the Asia- Pacific Region Alternate: Csilla Kohalmi- Monfils, Head of Strategy, New Business & Communication Asia – Pacific
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
Located in the heart of the city along Wireless Road, the hotel is the ideal spot to discover the neighborhood. An area rich with history, Wireless Road was home to the embassy and consular quarter but in recent years has grown to become one of Bangkok’s cosmopolitan hot spots. Modern malls are located right next to local markets; international restaurants found right next to well- loved street food stalls. And the hotel’s friendly neighborhood hosts will be more than happy to share their local tips so that you can fully explore the Wireless Road neighborhood.
After a day of exploring the city, guests can return to the stylish comfort of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road. A perfect introduction to the local neighborhood, each and every element of the hotel is meticulously designed with thoughtful details to reflect the unique character and history of its surroundings. All 192 modern and vibrant guest rooms feature locally- inspired artwork, plush bedding, and spa- inspired bathrooms. Complimentary high- speed Wi- Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Discover a refreshingly different yet remarkably local dining and drinking experience at the hotel’s distinctive restaurant and bar.
Designate: Piyalak Penkunaporn, Executive Assistant Manager Alternate: Thanawat Bumpensanti, Assistant Distribution Relationship Manager
Mudman is a house of international retail food brands in Thailand and the authorized Master Franchisee for:
1. Emporio Armani Caffe
2. Cova Pasticceria
3. Au Bon Pain Bakery Café
4. Baskin Robbins
5. Dunkin’ Donuts
Mudman also owns its own very successful brands in Thailand and International markets, they are:
1. Greyhound Original ( Bangkok, Singa
pore, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Indonesia,
Switzerland, Israel, Russia)
2. Greyhound Café ( Bangkok, Hong Kong,
Shanghai, Beijin, Kualalumpur)
3. Golden Gourmet Catering Services
4. Mudman Boutique Hospitality
Altogether Mudman owns and operates more than 350 locations that cater to Thai professionals, expatriates and tourist consumers.
Designate: Nadim Xavier Salhani, Chief Executive Officer Alternate: Nobklao Trakoolpan, Vice President of Operations
Physique 57 Bangkok
Physique 57, an internationally renowned fitness company, is committed to sculpting bodies and changing lives with challenging, invigorating and empowering barre workouts. Its signature 57- minute classes, led by a team of talented expert instructors, guide you through a series of uniquely choreographed exercises in a motivating and energizing group class environment.
An innovative and respected leader in the fitness industry, Physique 57 has seven upscale studios in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Dubai, and Bangkok. Studio class offerings are complemented by fitness retail boutiques, award- winning DVDS, online workouts, and a widely celebrated book, The Physique 57 Solution, written by co- founders Tanya Becker and Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi.
For more information on Physique 57, please visit www. physique57. com.
Designate: Khemika Chivapornthip, Owner Alternate: Kheminee Kiatsumphan, Owner
Mahasamutr Country Club
Mahasamutr is Hua Hin’s first Private Country Club & exclusive Luxury Villa development, built around Asia’s first crystal lagoon and man- made beach.
Mahasamutr, meaning “The Ocean”, brings you the sea and beach in a man- made, safe, and controlled luxury environment for yearround family leisure and recreational activities. Members enjoy the benefits of Hua Hin’s first Country Club, the town’s most prestigious membership, managed by PACE Development with the support of ILC.
Designate: James Mcmanaman, Mahasamutr Club Manager Alternate: Charles Barker, Mahasamutr Estate Manager
Rachayok Company Limited
We are specialized in the cleaning industry. We provide advisory services for industry, particularly automotive, steel, food and other industries. We have gained the trust of leading domestic companies and over 500 companies across Asia. We are committed to developing employees’ skills and abilities through intensive training.
Designate: Dr. Sirin Akaraputipun, General Manager Alternate: Soonthorn Akaraputipun, Managing Director
Soko Enterprise Ltd.
Soko Enterprise was founded in 2014 as an advertising company. Early projects included graphic design and a tourist publication in Bangkok.
In 2015, the company acquired One Place Events ( http:// oneplace. events), an online tool enabling users to scan and sort timeline- based information according to variables such as category, date, and location. The platform incorporates a scalable model that can be expanded to include any city, festival, exhibition, or event requiring a fast and multi- functional way to display information. The platform also includes an Articles section to display reviews or other stories with tags, search functions, and photos.
One Place is a unique, convenient, and free way for event organizers to add and promote their events ( subject to review). This puts some of the content in public hands. The site also features a multi- tier Content Management System ( CMS). The CMS includes messaging capability, analytics tools, and a reservation- management system that can be used to sell and issue tickets through a built- in payment gateway.
One Place Events is designed to be a clean, fast, and scalable way to browse and sort information. Our long- term goal is to be the # 1 provider of ticketing and reservation services in Asia.
Designate: Eliot Delunas, Director
Spokes Jewelry Services Limited
Spokes Jewelry Services is a US Marine Veteran owned and operated American Treaty Company which provides a full service jewelry production experience. We use cutting edge technology to provide the all around best jewelry quality and to facilitate followup to ensure that you feel we are working together every step of the way.
Spokes Jewelry is a fully capable, in- house jewelry manufacturing facility. We specialize in Gold jewelry with or without diamonds and/ or colored gemstones. We cast all shades of gold including yellow, white, rose and even green gold in different karats. We use only the finest alloys to ensure a long lasting porosity- free finish and have the experience and know- how to extract the very best finished product from each precious metal.
All of our gemstone & diamond setting is done under high- powered setting microscopes. Microscopic setting ensures that we achieve an impeccable, uniform finish. Spokes Jewelry offers a variety of finishes from mirror finish to satin, sandblasted, scratch, hammered or even tree bark finish. Logos are laser engraved for a deep, crisp finish.
Unlike many factories, we strive to empower emerging and independent designers to succeed. At Spokes, our aim is to provide a one- stop service hub for any and all of your jewelry needs.
Designate: Greg Boudah, President/ Owner
Windsor Suites Hotel
Enjoy a prime setting in the heart of Bangkok city with only a few steps walk to either BTS sky train or MRT subway. A free shuttle van is available twice a day to MBK center where guests are able to visit Siam Paragon and Centralworld shopping centers easily. It’s also only a 5 minute walk to either Terminal21 or The Emquartier Emdistrict shopping mall.
Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with watery soundtrack, while at night, underwater LED lights create ever- changing shades. The hotel also hosts the Clark Hatch Fitness Center and the full service Neva Spa. The hotel is fully equipped to host business meetings or conventions and offers a variety of fabulous dining experience of Chinese cuisines.
Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to one of our 458 suite rooms. There you will find all the comfort of home with soundproofing and much more. A pantry and mini- bar, plus an entertainment center and wi- fi are all part of the package when you stay. So whether you are staying with us for a night, a week, or a month, you will find the service level, amenities, and traditional Thai hospitality all part of an unforgettable travel experience.
Designate: Bundit Bosereewong, CEO Alternate: Vatit Chullasupya, Director of Sale
Vientiane Plaza Hotel
Vientiane Plaza Hotel and office building complex had been completed and opened in March 2011. Located at the strategic place in the center of Vientiane capital and with a perfect space, 4 stars Vientiane Plaza Hotel is an ideal appointment place for Government Officials, leading businessmen and international travelers.
We are pleased to provide all necessary accommodation to assist your events and activities in Vientiane with an array of International facilities and professional services, spacious executive suite rooms, modern meeting and function rooms and working offices. Our gourmet restaurant serves customers with a variety of choices from Laotian and Vietnamese traditional cuisines to attractive international cuisines and wellknown beverages as well.
Furthermore, after long days and leisure, the customers can find and enjoy our avail- able entertainment services including fitness center, tennis court, massage and spa center.
Representative: Philip Owings, General Manager Representative: Ding Ngoc Diep, Executive Assistant Manager
MYANMAR CHAPTER: ORDINARY MEMBER Jardine Engineering Myanmar Company Limited
Jardine Engineering Myanmar Co., Ltd. ( JECM), a subsidiary of Jardine Engineering Corporation, has been established since December 2013. The company’s operations are overseen and supported by Jardine Engineering Co., Ltd. Thailand ( JECT) who provides world class Electrical and Mechanical ( E& M) building services contracting solutions for the hotels, airports, offices and retail developments.
At the initial stage, JECT has seconded experienced Project Managers, engineers, supervisor and draughtsman to work for the Mechanical and Electrical works contracts in Myanmar in order to train and transfer technology and knowledge to locally employed Myanmar engineers, supervisors and technicians.
JEC Myanmar looks forward to becoming one of the top leading E& M contractors in Myanmar as JEC always is in all the countries it operates.
Representative: Nay Oo Kyi, General Manager
Myanmar Bureau Veritas Limited
Since its foundation in 1828 the Bureau Veritas Group has consistently built recognized expertise helping clients comply with standards and regulations relating to Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility.
Offices in SEA: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
Areas of expertise: Conformity assessment, certification, Inspection, Audit, Testing & Analysis, Training and consultancy.
Business Lines: Construction: Building Technical Control, Quality Assessment/ Quality Control, QHSE Coordinator, Property Monitoring, Technical Due Diligences, Leed Consultancy Services, Construction Project Management Assistance, Power ( Hydro, Solar, Fossils, Wind), Aeronautic & Space
Industry: Inspection/ Certificate ( QA/ QC), HSE Consultancy, Container and Tank inspections, Asset Integrity Management, ASME/ PED, Non Destructive Tests.
Inspection & In Service Verification. Periodic inspection of equipment & facilities.
Certification: ISO, OSHAS, Auditor Training, CDM
Commodities inspection and testing: oil & petrochemicals, metals & minerals, agriculture
Marine Classification and certification of ships and offshore units
Consumer Products: Testing, inspection and certification of consumer goods
Government Services & International Trade
Representative: Agustin Gayubo Gil, Industry and Construction Services Manager Representative: Min Htut, Managing Director
Royal Marine Engineering Co., Ltd
Royal Marine Engineering & Trading Company was previously established in 1995 in the name of Straight Engineering Group to provide engineering services to ship repair projects. And in 1998, the company was reformed as Royal Marine Engineering and Trading Co., Ltd. under the Myanmar Companies Act. Our company registration number is 63/ 1998- 1999. We are also subcontractor of the Myanmar Shipyard.
Royal Marine Engineering and Trading Co., Ltd. is one of the successful engineering companies in Myanmar. We provide quality engineering services such as installation, fabrication, maintenance, repair & services to our valued customers. Royal Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. is also local partner of Chevron for shallow block A5 in Myanmar.
Scope of Business
• Engineering services to oil & gas industry
• Fabrication of mild steel & stainless steel structure, pressure vessels and storage tanks
• Blasting and coating services
• Building various types of inland water
• Ship repair and maintenance
• Supply of industrial, marine, oil & gas ma
chinery, equipment and spare parts
Yoma Bank is one of Myanmar’s largest private banks, with 2,400 employees and more than 50 branches nationwide. The Bank was founded by Mr Serge Pun and its first branch was opened in August 1993 in front of the iconic Aung San Stadium in Yangon.
Yoma Bank has invested heavily in technology to optimize its nationwide branch network and is recognized for its efficient remittance services. It was the first bank in Myanmar to use a computerized accounting system, and pioneered wireless banking communications. By 2003 Yoma Bank had grown to be one of the biggest banks in the country with 41 branches in 24 cities providing secure and efficient banking services nationwide.
In 2003, Myanmar experienced a financial crisis which had a significant impact on the banking industry. This led to the closure of many private banks while Yoma Bank’s business activities were severely limited and had to sustain on domestic remittances. Yoma Bank’s remittance service still remains to be the most reliable and trusted in the country.
A new chapter began in August 2012 when Yoma Bank regained its full banking license. With more than 50 branches across Myanmar, the Bank strives to become a leading SME Bank in Myanmar. With more than twenty years’ experience in Myanmar’s financial sector, Yoma Bank is well positioned to support the continued growth of the Country in this period of transition.
Designate: Hal Bosher, CEO Alternate: Khin Mu Mu Myint, Chief Business Officer
ORDINARY SPECIAL MEMBER
Straits Greenfield ( Sedona Hotel)
The name Sedona is derived from the pure white Dendrobium Sedona orchid, which was bred for the first time in 1984 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Under the careful nurturing of its breeders, it finally bloomed in 1994 and was unveiled at the launch ceremony of Sedona Hotels.
The Dendrobium Sedona exemplifies the same warmth, graciousness and personable hospitality the Sedona brand strives to offer every visitor.
The font for the SEDONA logo was specifically created to reflect both the brand’s timeless elegance and modern luxury offerings.
The classic serif in the first two letters of the logo (‘ S’ and ‘ E’) reminds one of Sedona’s cultural wealth and immersion in tradition. The san- serif letters (‘ D’,‘ O’, ‘ N’ and ‘ A’) that follow represent Sedona’s contemporary comfort and ability to meet the modern traveler’s needs.
Designate: Dino Anthonio, Residence Manager Alternate: Eugene Yoe, Director of Sales & Marketing
Company Address Changes:
Qualcomm International Inc. relocated to: 36th Floor, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place, 87/ 2 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
RSM ( Thailand) Limited relocated to: 26th Floor Sathorn City Tower, 175 South Sathorn, Road, Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Company Name Changes:
• Vektor Telematics Co., Ltd. is now Pet
Protect Co., Ltd.
• Magnolia Quality Development is now MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited