Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana (PAC) – the Executive Director of National Innovation Agency (NIA), Thailand – has been recognized as the country’s pioneer in the fields of foresight and innovation management.
With comprehensive education background in Physics, Economics, Innovation Management and Technology Foresight, PAC engaged with various strategic projects in multi areas, ranges from academia to national policy development. With decades of experience, he involved in several international and national research projects from both private and public sectors, for example managing “Trendnovation Southeast”, the horizon scanning project under the Searchlight Network of the Rockefeller Foundation, and designing “social innovation system” and policy for the Thai social economy. Also he was the Founder and managing director of NOVISCAPE Consulting Group (NCG), the foresight and innovation-specialized company based in Bangkok, and involved with various regional scenario buildings and future exercises since the late 1990s.
PAC launched social innovation ecosystem development initiatives in 2016 in order to support civil society, social enterprises, corporate with social engagement programme, academic, and international organizations to tackle social challenges in Thailand and beyond.