ISL 2023 Keynote Speakers

Ruth Banomyong, PhD (Cardiff)

Professor Ruth is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Thai Minister of Commerce and a former Dean at the Faculty of Commerce & Accountancy (a.k.a Thammasat Business School), Thammasat University in Thailand. He received his PhD in 2001, in the field of International Logistics within the Logistics & Operations Management Section (LOMS) at Cardiff Business School (UK). In 2024, he was appointed as a board member of the Port Authority of Thailand and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor Development Zone.

He was the winner of the James Cooper Cup in 2001 for the best PhD dissertation in logistics from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) in the United Kingdom. In 2016, Supply Chain Asia (Singapore) awarded the prize of supply chain educator of the year. In 2021, the Industrial Engineering & Operations Management (IEOM) Society awarded him with the Distinguished Educator Award in 2021 while the National Research Council of Thailand (NCRT) awarded him with the National Outstanding Researcher Award in the field of Economics for 2022.

Ruth’s main research interests are in the field of multimodal transport, international logistics, trade facilitation, logistics development policy, supply chain performance and humanitarian supply chains. He has published over 100 papers and reports in scientific journals and has co-authored more than 10 books. Since 1995, Ruth has been a consultant for international agencies such as the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank (ADB), The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), OECD, etc.

Bunn Kasemsup

Education: Graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a B.A. in Accounting (1989) and MBA in Marketing (1991). After having worked with SCG for two years, he pursued another MBA in Finance and Accounting (1993) with the group’s scholarship at The University of Texas at Austin , USA

Current Position: CO-CEO SCGJWD Logistics PLC

Past Position: Head of Logistics Business Managing Director SCG Logistics Management Co., Ltd. Chief Strategy and Investment Officer SCG Country Director – China The Siam Cement PLC Managing Director SCG Distribution Co., Ltd. Head of SCG Home Retail & Distribution Business SCG Cement – Building Materials Co., Ltd. Managing Director SCG International Co., Ltd. Director of Planning Office The Siam Cement PLC

Society Position: Deputy Secretary General , Thai Chamber of Commerce Director Ethics Committee, Thai Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Alumni Association of Commerce Chulalongkorn University