MEET THE TEAM
The Sustainability for Business Forum is organized by the Multi-Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Committee including
- Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC)
- Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (NTCC)
Henri De Reboul
Henri co-created the FTCC Sustainability & CSR Committee and the multi chamber Sustainability Committee building from 15 years’ experience and advisory services in social innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability.
After a 5 years collaboration with Phitrust Partenaires and 9 years in the region Henri has created and is the CEO of Phitrust Asia a company which is investing in South East Asia in early enterprises which integrate sustainability in their core activities and impact. Phitrust Asia sector focus are healthy food, circular economy, access to energy and sustainable tourism.
Armelle Le Bihan
Green Building Consulting & Engineering
Armelle is a High Performance Building Engineer and a Green Building specialist with an expertise in Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) in Europe and Asia. Passionate about sustainability and committed in promoting green growth, Armelle pushes business practices on sustainability forward.
She is the founder of Green Building Consulting & Engineering, an award-winning Thailand based company which provides design consultancy and technical analysis to assist local and international project teams in designing high asset value buildings that improve people’s well-being while preserving the planet.
Ugo Bernal joined Symbior Solar Thailand in June 2017 to develop the expansion of Solar energy in Asia. Ugo successfully transitioned into sustainable energy from the Key Account Manager position in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry supervising multiple markets in West Africa between 2009-2017.
At Symbior Solar, Ugo acts as a Regional Senior Business Developer and promotes the C&I business, focusing mostly on contract negotiations, financial modelling and sales support.
Ugo holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon and an Executive Master in Finance from ESCP Europe.
Native of Marseille, France, Ugo is passionate about football, music and sustainable energy development.
Self-made Food Waste and sustainability solution designer is how to best describe Benjamin, who started his career in sustainability ten years ago, when joining Accor as a Green Globe certification manager for 45 Novotel properties in Asia. He then became an independent consultant and in parallel founded LightBlue Environmental Consulting, and worked across the region with various prestigious partners from the private sector (Hilton, ClubMed,..), as well as from International Organizations (UNILO, EU, WWF).
He is an international speaker, lecturer and judge for awards on sustainability, and a certified trainer for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. With a consortium of academics and experts, he co-developed The PLEDGE on Food Waste, the most comprehensive standard endorsed by UNDP and subsidized by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
Hans Van Den Born
Hans van den Born is the Executive Director of The Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce Together with NTCC’s young and dynamic team of professionals, he looks after the business interests of the NTCC’s growing corporate and individual members on a daily basis. The NTCC’s continuously growing member database makes the NTCC the largest Dutch Chamber within the
ASEAN Economic Community.
Previously active in the tourism industry in Thailand, he experienced firsthand the possibilities and necessary improvements
present in Thailand’s business climate in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable initiatives. He felt it is his moral duty to bridge the opportunities within CSR with NTCC’s network and raise awareness about the importance of CSR & Sustainability.
Sukanya Uerchuchai is the Executive Director of Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce.
With more than 20 years’ work experience in business and marketing communications with international companies and organizations, Sukanya Uerchuchai has multi-cultural aspects to share with all. She has joined the Sustainability for Business Forum in holding several intercultural talks for executives. She will share her experience in working with foreigners, reflect Thai thinking and help Thai participants express their own thoughts while engaging foreign participants in sharing their experience with Thai people.
Jean worked internationally as consultant, business developer, BU manager, new business & digital innovation Director, CEO, in different sectors. During these 25 years he addressed many challenges involving people and performance. He has been speaker in CSR many times as a top manager involved in innovative programs within his companies.
He created 2,5 years ago 2 new companies in Thailand:
One is a human and performance consultancy firm, with clientele in all Asia. They support companies to face challenges, reach the next level, accelerate, or tackle issues. Verticals are management, HR, process, change, growth, project or performance.
The second provides devices and software to monitor people at work, at sport, at home or in hospitals. The technology helps get a true and whole picture, to reduce risks of accident & sick leaves, support talent retainment programs, deal with stress issues, rebalance the life, monitor remotely suspected diseases, etc.
In parallel he is mentor of start-uppers and support CEO/GM of small & medium-sized companies.
Technic Electrical Engineering (Thailand)
Co.,Ltd. – TEE (Thailand)
Thomas Gal, French, holds a Master’s degree as engineer. He began his career with the LAFARGE group in 1998 with which he built up an extensive international background, integrating new Asian business units in the group. This experience strengthened his cultural and industrial know-how.
He decided to join the electrical installations family business in 2007 in south of France to gain entrepreneurship experience. Thomas has developed the company in Monaco in the luxury buildings business.
His passion for Asia, drives him to create in 2015 Technic Electrical Engineering (Thailand), giving a new meaningful orientation to his company and his life. He decided to invest the benefits of his deep knowledge of engineering in industrial domains and construction business for a brighter future by proposing efficient energy saving solutions to its customers.
TEE(Thailand) is an engineering company specialized in innovative and sustainable energy saving solutions that provide design, contractor and consulting solutions.
Thomas is very proud to be part of the CONTINEWM® energy saving revolution (Facebook: @CONTINEWM, Web: www.continewm.asia) by contributing to reduce drastically carbon footprint thanks to 25% energy saving on Air Conditioning.
Emmanuelle co-founded the FTCC Sustainability & CSR Committee. Sustainability has connected her legal advisory expertise's dots during a trade facilitation journey, working internationally for various governmental agencies, development banks and international organizations abroad.
She is the Founder of FairAgora Asia, a BoI promoted Thai based company, to offer cheaper yet credible certification to SMEs in the food and agro industries in South East Asia.