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BCCT King Power Thailand International Business Awards (TIBA) 2022




  • Most Innovative Company as businesses successfully evolve they create innovative ways to develop their product or service. Judges will look for evidence of proven innovation in processes, productivity and performance that has led to success.
  • Outstanding Small Company (30 employees maximum) Judges are seeking evidence of strong business growth, implementation of innovative business strategies and market leadership in its sector.
  • Most promising new business (less than 3 years old) new businesses are key to the advancement of the Thai economy. Judges will look for the development of concepts into a professional business plan and subsequent success.
  • Outstanding Company judges will look for strong performance in its sector, evidence of ingenuity, impact of initiatives through measurable results and long term plans and initiatives.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award will recognize those companies who have demonstrated a strong commitment to actively developing an inclusive workplace for all employees – where fairness, respect, equality, dignity, and autonomy are at the forefront of their values and promoted as part of their corporate culture.


  • Young Professional (less than 30 years old) young professionals are instrumental in the success of a business. Their unconventional ideas and dedicated approach to learning and development make them a force for business growth. Judges will look for outstanding performance and clear career progress.
  • Exceptional Entrepreneur Thailand has some excellent business talent. Judges are looking for examples of executives who have taken an initial concept through development stages and achieved success in Thailand and, if appropriate, overseas
  • Women in Business The Women in Business Award seeks to recognize women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business.


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awarded to an individual for championing philanthropy, charity or community service in Thailand making a difference to the lives of those in need or a positive impact to communities.


  1. Nominated (with the approval/agreement of the nominee) or self-nominated
  2. The corporate categories must be Thailand-registered companies with all necessary licences (corporate) 
  3. The individual categories must be an employee of a Thailand-registered company with a work permit in the case of a non-Thai national




Pinyapa Somphong 

Pinyapa is a Managing Partner of TWLS Company Limited, Thanlwin Legal Group in Thailand.  She has extensive experience across the Asia-Pacific region in Foreign Direct Investment, both offshore and onshore projects, including commercial and corporate transactions, banking and finance, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions and corporate reorganisations.

She advises multinational corporations and local companies across various industries on project financing, corporate structuring and restructuring, the establishment of business in Thailand and cross-border transactions matters.

Despite business and legal activities, Pinyapa is a regular speaker in several legal conferences on various topics related to project and acquisition financing, and the cross-border M&A transactions in domestic and international events such as Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Graham MacDonald MBE

Chairman: Macallan Insurance Brokers Ltd
Chairman: The Cairn Advisory
Consultant: CtrlS Cloud4 Ltd
MD: Aegis Int. Ltd
Hon. Adviser: Rugby School Thailand
Hon. Adviser: South African embassy in Bangkok
Hon. Adviser: British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) + South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce Thailand (SATCC)
Chairman – BCCT (2010-2012)
Senior Adviser – PKF Thailand (2018-2022)


Phinnipha (Nina) Suriyong

Phinnipha Suriyong (Nina) has over 15 years’ experience in Executive Search and leading teams of recruitment, Nina has wide experience servicing clients in different sectors, manufacturing, automotive, electronics, chemical, retails, life science, etc. With wide network in various sector, Nina has recently started up a small boutique Recruitment Agency supporting clients in recruitment and HR Solutions.

  • Nina has a Master of International Relations degree, one of Thailand’s leading universities
  • Has a CIPD certificate in Recruitment, Selection and Resourcing Talent
  • Women in Business working group, British Chamber of Commerce

Multinational Manufacturers: 

Have placed 100's of Senior Departmental Roles, Head of Production, HR, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Legal with a heavy focus on technical roles 

Nina is passionate about people development, mentoring and coaching.


Donna Moolman

Donna is an experienced Finance Director and General Manager with 13 years’ experience operating at board level within the Lucy Group, which is a well-established British company founded in 1760, and one of the largest British companies in Thailand. She has a sound financial background developed over 30 years in finance, accounting and operational roles across a diverse range of industries.

Donna is Chair of BCCT’s Eastern Seaboard Working Group and will lead BCCT’s renewed and increased activity in the area.


Martin Hurley

I am proud to hold the position of General Manager at Lancaster Bangkok hotel, having worked there since September 2016. Prior to relocating here I worked in London as a General Manager for the same owning company, having worked as a General Manager in London for over ten Years for both the Intercontinental Hotel Group and Whitbread Hotels.

Having spent most of my career in England, It was always an ambition to work in Thailand. I moved to Bangkok with my two children, and my wife who works as a teacher at an international school. In January 2018 I established a Bangkok Hotel General Managers networking group; with a following of over 120 GM’s who meet regularly to discuss the issues facing the tourism industry, and enjoy industry specific business briefings.



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