Senior Advisory Group

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Senior Advisory Group 2017-11-23T10:05:32+00:00

Do You Need Some Good Pieces of Advice?

Members of the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce may now seek advise and otherwise consult a special “Senior Advisory Group” consisting of previous Presidents of the DTCC. The Group was established during the recent Annual General Meeting.

The members of the Group has a combined experience of over 300 years of doing business in Thailand!

The Group consists of:

Chairman:

Poul W. Weber

Vice Chairman:

Tom Sorensen

Members:

Leo Alexandersen
Peter Romhild
Thomas Nyborg
Gregers Moller

All DTCC Members can freely seek advice from this group of senior business persons. As a minimum, they will meet in connection with the DanCham networking events in February, May, August and November. In between these group meetings, each of the senior members may also be contacted individually at any time.

Below the Senior Advisory Group has shared their individual CVs in order to guide advice-seeking Members to the person with the most relevant area of expertise.

Group Overview

Chairman

Poul Weber

Poul Weber has lived in Thailand since 1960 and worked for three major companies, namely The East Asiatic Co. (EAC) from 1960-70, Berli Jucker/associated companies in Thailand and Burma 1970-95 and Thai Asahi Glass/associated companies 1995-2002.

Moreover, Poul has been active as President of the Danish Thai Chamber, Chairman of The European Business Council, Governor of the American Chamber as well as President of the Scandinavian Society Siam.

In 1995, after retiring from Berli Jucker, he set himself up as an advisor in Thailand and Burma, for among others IFU, a Danish Government Investment fund, (now retired), which has several joint ventures in Thailand, of which Poul was a member of, or advisor to, the board of seven, a.o. Georg Jensen, Carlsberg, Royal Copenhagen, Flux and Styromatic.

Poul is also Consul for Iceland, was Goodwill Ambassador of the  City of Copenhagen, Honorary Chairman Bangkok Riding and Polo Club – Under Royal Patronage and finally, he is Chairman of Lotus Star and TWF.
Poul has experience within the following fields: Management, Shipping, Logistics, Travel, Insurance, Engineering, Glass: container/flat, Real Estate, Construction, Project preparation/implementation.

E-mail: weber@lotus-star.com  –  Mobile 08 1815 9963

Vice Chairman

Tom Sorensen

Tom has been headhunting candidates for top executive and management positions in Thailand since 2003. He has lived in Thailand for over 20 years and has held several honorary positions during this time:

– President, Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce for five years.
– Director, Thai Board of Trade, five years.
– Chairman, Scandinavian Society of Siam, two years.
– Chairman, International Balut Federation for five years.
– Chairman, Board of Airlines Representatives (European).
– Grand Master, Hash House Harriers.

He is a certified Director from the Thai Institute of Directors.

Tom worked 25 years at Scandinavian Airlines Systems and headed SAS offices in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania and Thailand. He was the Managing Director for DSV Thailand (logistics) and for more than ten years, he was a Partner at Grant Thornton Thailand (global firm in audit, accounting, tax, management consulting).

Tom is currently a Partner at Boyden, one of the world’s most famous and oldest executive search firms with 70 offices around the world.

E-mail: tsorensen@boydenthailand.com – mobile 08 1917 5828

Member

Leo Alexandersen

  • Active in the Danish business community since 1970, working for EAC in Thailand, Indonesia and Nigeria
  • Past President of DTCC for three years
  • Past IFU Thailand Representative for five years
  • Past Director in several Danish start-up companies in Thailand
  • Current Owner/Manager of a relocation services company
  • Current General Committee member of The Royal Bangkok Sports Club
  • Current member of the Rotary Club of Bangkok South
  • Married with 2 children

Email: leo.alexandersen@gmail.com, mobile 081 824 8384

Member

Peter Emil Romhild

Peter Emil Romhild has worked in management, sales & marketing and various advisory positions, as below. He has been in Thailand for almost 30 years, and has a good network here, both in the working- and social environment.

Peter E. Romhild is 65 years old, married to Elizabeth (Danish/Armenian) and the father of two young adults (studying in Denmark and USA).

Present working positions:

  • Vice Chairman of the Board, ECCO (Thailand) Co. Ltd
  • Board Director, ECCO Tannery (Thailand) Co. Ltd
  • Commissioner, PT ECCO Indonesia
  • PT ECCO Tannery Indonesia
  • Board Director, ECCO (Vietnam) Co. ltd.
  • Independent Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Seamico Securities PCL, Thailand
  • Chairman, Scentimental Co. Ltd., Thailand

Immediate Past Positions

  • The East Asiatic Company (EAC) 1972-1999
  • Sr. Executive Vice President 1999. Retired 31/12/2011 from operational role at age 60, Berli Jucker Public Company Ltd., Thailand
  • Director, European Association for Business and Commerce 2011-2015
  • President, Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce 2003-2014
  • Vice President, NIST – New International School of Thailand 2003-2011

Email: Peter.romhild@gmail.com, mobile: 081 822 4052

Member

Thomas H. Nyborg

Thomas H. Nyborg has lived and worked in Thailand for 24 years. He worked and studied in USA and Italy prior to arriving in Thailand for the first time in 1988, after obtaining a Graduate Gemologist degree from Gemological Institute of America in California earlier same year.

Current position: Partner in Singapore-based urban growth technology start-up Aerospring Gardens pte. ltd.

Previous positions include:
2015: Senior Vice President, Group Research & Innovation at Pandora A/S, Bangkok
2011-2015: Senior Vice President, Group Manufacturing at Pandora A/S, Bangkok
2008-2011: General Manager, Pandora Production Co., Ltd.
2008: General Manager, Bangkok Kraft Production (John Hardy Jewelry), Bangkok
1999-2007: General Manager, Mosaique SA (Christian Bernard Jewelry), Bangkok
1998-1999: Founder, Jewelry Resources International, Bangkok
1997: Sales Manager EMEA, Manhattan Watch & Jewelry Co., Bangkok
1989-1991: Staff Gemologist, Lambert Holding Co., Ltd., Bangkok

Thomas’ experience also covers furniture distribution and retail, as well as positions in the entertainment industry, in public facilities management and as communications trainer.

He is a Certified Company Director under IOD Thai Institute of Directors (2007), and an alumni of Chulalongkorn University’s SASIN Business School (2001) and of London Business School (2016-17).

Thomas served as President of Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce from 2014-17, after being elected to the board in 2009.

In 2014, he was appointed Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador under Copenhagen Capacity and Wonderful Copenhagen.

Since 2002, Thomas is married to Thai national K. Nirachara, with whom he has two trilingual sons (English, Thai and Danish), aged 14 and 11.

Email: thomas@planetnyborg.com, mobile 08 1889 0969

Secretary and General Advisor 

Gregers Moller

Gregers Moller arrived in Thailand in 1988 as Foreign Correspondent for Berlingske Tidende, a Danish newspaper group covering all of Asia. He still occasionally provides content for Danish media from Asia.

In 1993, he started publishing the magazine ScandAsia for the Nordic residents and companies in South-East Asia and Hong Kong and established Scand-Media Corp., Ltd.. Scand-Media Corp., Ltd. provides printing and other forms of graphic work to major international customers in Thailand and other ASEAN countries.

In 1997, he established Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. specialized in producing magazines for Chambers of Commerce and various other associations and brands. In 2007, ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. was branched out to specifically develop this publication into a modern online website and marketing communication channel targeting the Nordic people and companies in Asia.

Gregers Moller and his wife Disraporn Yatprom established Naturist Association Thailand in 2007 offering holiday resorts and membership events to the rapidly growing Thai and foreign naturist lifestyle community. In this niche market, he and his wife  opened Barefeet Naturist Resort in 2015, which in 2017 was expanded with spa facilities.

He is the father of daughters Nina Jagota (1983) and Monica Sitapan Wøldike Møller (1988) and speaks both Thai, English and Danish.

Community contribution in Denmark:
Board Member, Danish Trade Press Association, 1984-1988
Member of the Admission committee, Denmark’s Media School, Aarhus, 1986-1988
Board Member and Editor, Herlufsholm Alumni Association, 1977-1985

Community contribution in Thailand:
Founding Member, Thai Danish Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1993
Editor of Thai-Danish Trade News, 1993-2013
Board Member, Scandinavian Society Siam, 1989-2003
Chairman, Scandinavian Society Siam, 2007-2008
President, Naturist Association Thailand, 2007-present

Email: gregers@scandmedia.com, mobile 08 1629 0117