Food & Biotechnology Industry Forum

Anong Paijitprapapon

Mrs. Anong Paijitprapapon

Current Position

Mrs. Anong Paijitprapapon is presently the President of the National Food Institute (NFI), a network organization under supervision of Ministry of Industry (MOI), Thailand.

  • In 2005, Mrs.Anong was appointed to the position of Administrative Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM), MOI.
  • In 2008, Mrs. Anong was promoted as Director of Bureau of Logistics, DPIM, with the mission to promote, support, foster, and encourage the implementation of industrial supply chain logistics management system in Thailand to reduce cost, save time, and improve efficiency in manufacturing sector.
  • In 2015, Mrs. Anong was promoted to the position of Deputy Director General of the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP). Her main task was to assist Director General of DIP to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of industrial sectors especially SMEs by providing support fund, incubation, training, consultancy, product developing, market testing, information service, and others.
  • In 2017, Mrs. Anong was transferred to take a position of Deputy Director General of the Department of Industrial Works (DIW). Her responsibility was converted to assist Director General of DIW to direct and insure the works and policies on industrial environmental qualities and standards, R&D, safety, CSR, relevant national and international agreements implementation, and hazardous substances permissions and controls, in order to ensure sustainable growth of industries along with good quality of lives and safe environment for mutual benefits of all parties and the Nation.
  • In 2018, Mrs. Anong was promoted to the Inspector General of MOI. Her obligation was to disseminate, elaborate, and transform central policies and agendas to local practices and implementations. She was assigned to provide guidance, advice, and consultancy to specially 14 Provincial Industry Offices (PIO) in southern region of Thailand for their better actions and performances. She was also responsible to inspect, examine, and investigate on any circumstances happening in the areas under the authority of 14 southern PIOs. Moreover, she was designated to overlook and provide advice to the Office of Industrial Economics, MOI.
Mark Hsieh

Mr. Mark Hsieh

Current Position
  • Chairman, Food Industry Research and Development Institute
  • Vice Chairman, Taitung Enterprise Corp.
  • Chairman, Synmax Biochemical Co., Ltd
  • Director, Chinese National Federation of Industries Taiwan
  • Honorary Chairman, Taiwan Canners Association Taiwan
  • Supervisor, Importers And Exporters Association of Taipei
  • Director, Great Giant Pineapple Corp. (Indonesia)
  • Director, Cocoichibanya Taiwan Co., Ltd (Taiwan)
Oratai Pitayatanakul

Miss Oratai Pitayatanakul

Current Position

Professional Investment Promotion Officer Investment Promotion Division 1 (Food, Bio and Medical Industries), Thailand Board of Investment

  • 2017 – now : Project Analyst, responsible for Food, Bio and Medical Industries
  • 2015 – 2017 : Project Analyst, responsible for Chemicals, Paper and Plastics Industries
Chii-Cherng Liao

Dr. Chii-Cherng Liao

Current Position

Director-General, Food Industry Research and Development Institute

  • Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)
  • President, Taiwan Association for Food Science and Technology.
  • Member of The National Board of Food Safety, Executive Yuan, ROC(Taiwan).
  • Member of The Food Sanitation, Safety and Nutrition Advisory
  • Committee, Ministry of Health and Welfare, ROC(Taiwan).
  • President, Taiwan Association for Lactic Acid Bacteria.
  • President, Agricultural Chemical Society of Taiwan
Wadchara Pumpradit

Dr. Wadchara Pumpradit

Current Position
  • Founding Executive Director, CATALYST co. ltd. 
  • Medical Director and Infectious Disease Specialist, Bangkok Health Hub.
  • Infectious Disease Specialist, Bumrungrad International Hospital.
  • Program Advisor, Path Thailand.
  • Television Presenter, Churak-Churos and Konladao DewKan program.
  • Committee Member, The Subcommittee on HIV/AIDS, Thai Medical Council.
  • Committee Member, The Subcommittee on adolescent health, Thai Medical Council
  • Project Leader, HIV-NAT, The Thai Red Cross Aids Research Center.
Ying-Chieh Tsai

Dr. Ying-Chieh Tsai

Current Position
  • Chair Professor of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
  • Founder and Advisor of Bened Biomedical Co. Ltd.
  • Founder and Advisor of Yangsen Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  • Distinguished professor,Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University.
  • President, Taiwan Association for Lactic Acid Bacteria.
  • President, Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria.
  • Chairman, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University.
Kongkiat Kespechara

Kongkiat Kespechara, M.D.

Current Position
  • Founder, Sooksatharana Co,.LTD
  • Researcher and Clinical Instructor of Oregon Health Science University, Portland OR. USA
  • Internist spacialty from Prince of Songkla University.
  • Hospital Management for 20 years.
  • Researcher and publication in Gut microbe, Prebiotics from rice.
Kuei-ming Lee

Mr. Kuei-ming Lee

Current Position

Vice general manager, Human Healthcare Department, Global Operation Office, Synbio Tech Inc.

  • Culture Collection and Research Center, Synbio Tech Inc.
  • Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science in Medicine, National Yang-Ming University
  • Department of Life Sciences, National University of Kaohsiung