Board of Directors

Sakari has 5 Directors; of which 1 is Executive and the remainder are non-Executive.

Mrs. Arawadee Photisaro


Mrs. Arawadee was appointed to the BOARD of Sakari Resources in January 2020.  She holds Bachelor of Accounting (Accounting) from Thammasat University, Thailand, and a Master of Business Administration (Management Information System) from The University of Dallas, USA. She joined PTT Group in 1987 and has held several senior management positions including Vice President, Executive Vice President, Managing Director and Senior Executive Vice President in PTT Group. Mrs. Arawadee is also the Director to the Risk Management Committee in PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.

Sirithammasan Ekachai

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sirithammasan Ekachai, who was appointed to the Board and the position of Acting CEO in September 2019, has been employed by PTT Group since 1996. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Administration (MBA). Mr Ekachai has been involved in the upstream business of PTT Group for many years, his last appointment being Vice President of PTTPCL Corporate Planning and Budgeting.

Ms. Julie Therese Hall


Ms Hall is a qualified geologist and also holds several diplomas in corporate directorship and financial planning. She is a Senior Fellow of the Corporate Directors Association, a member of the Australian Institute of Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Securities Institute. Ms Hall has almost 30 years’ experience in mining projects in Australia and Asia, including 13 years at BHP Ltd. She is an Executive Director of Far East Energy Corporate Pty Limited and its subsidiaries, and a Director of Pegnel Resources Pty Limited, a private resources consultancy company.

Han Eng Juan


Mr Han is a qualified accountant. He is a Director of the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited, a member of the Citizenship Committee of Inquiry and Treasurer of the Singapore Red Cross Society. Mr Han has been awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) for service in the public sector and the Public Service Medal for community work. In the public sector, Mr Han has held senior positions in the Board of Commissioners of Currency Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. His last position in the private sector was as Senior Managing Director and Singapore Country Head of Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.

Thanakorn Poolthavee


Mr Thanakorn holds a B. Eng. in Mining from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He has extensive experience in the energy industry in a career that has included his holding the position of Deputy Governor, Fuel for The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). He was formerly a Director of EGAT International CO. Ltd and Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PLC. Mr Thanakorn was appointed to Sakari’s Board in May 2014.