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Founder, Chairman, CEO
S. Roy
Honorary Chairwoman
Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura
Associate Editors Jon Bradshaw, Madeleine Flanagan
Columnists Sunil Shastri, Tulus Tambunan, Dr Kriengsak Charoenwongsak,
Dr. Prof Jochen Wirtz, Dr David Wong, Lena Ng, Joyce Rainat, Rohit Bajoria, Mikhail Tsyganov, Pascal Kerneis, Debneel Mukherjee, Torsak Tip-pairote, Asia Economic Institute, Ralf Hundertmark, Patricia Chew, Mark McClure, Fikre Tolossa, Ph.D., Prof. Said Irandoust, Reinhard Hohler
General Manager Supaporn Eamrod
Editorial Desk Prasita Mukherjee, Ong-on Sahachairungrueng
Design & Graphic Suttirat  Butnampet
Technical Officers Ratsamee  Toomon
Marketing & Sales Sirorat Kadum:
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Assistants: Tippawan   Leevorapraphakul

Key members of Management

Roy with Tom Peters,
Bangkok, Jul 2004

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Swarup Roy

The story of the Founder of TIME INTERNATIONAL & ASEANAFFAIRS.
In Feb 2000, Roy nearly lost his life from a fatal accident in India. Five surgeries over the next five years led to his recovery.
Prior to that he had served in the Indian corporate world for over 8 years and at age 31, he was laid up in bed with a shattered leg because of the accident.
His fighting spirit not only led him to physical recovery but he went on to become an international businessman in four years.

 Swarup Roy is the Founder and CEO of ASEANAFFAIRS, The first and only global publication of Southeast Asia.
ASEANAFFAIRS aims to represent the views and aspirations of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to be a window on the widely diversified region of more than 500 million people, and to be a bridge linking Asean to the world and vice versa.
From 2002 till 2006 Roy was the President of Business Day, Thailand’s only English language daily business newspaper. It was during this time he discovered the need for an independent media dedicated to Asean (Southeast Asia) for there was none. His strong interest in the region led him to focus on Asean, Committing all his resources to set up ASEANAFFAIRS, first the online information portal followed by the print edition. Now in its fourth year of publication, Google ranks the daily online edition of No.1 under the News & Media category of Southeast Asia ahead of Asia. The bi monthly print magazine (Asia and Americas editions) has reached more than 30 countries in distribution. In Europe the magazine is being distributed by SAARBACH (part of the Bertelsmann Group of Germany) in
more than 20 countries of the European Union. The launch of the European edition of ASEANAFFAIRS is being planned very soon with SAARBACH in Germany.
Local, regional and global events organized by ASEANAFFAIRS aim to bring the stakeholders and participants on a common platform to interact and find solutions to the challenges facing Southeast Asia/Asia along with its major trading partners such as the European Union, USA, Japan, China, S Korea and India.
His company TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO LTD is based in Bangkok, Thailand, with plans to open offices in North America, Europe, and India within the next few years.
He has more than 20 years of corporate, management and entrepreneurial experience. He started his career in 1993 with one of India’s leading MNC’s Shaw Wallace & Co; Ltd.
Roy is from India with bachelor’s degree in physics and an M.B.A (Gold Medalist) from Chennai University.  His hobbies are playing golf and reading.

Honorary Chairwoman
Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura
She is the Great-Great-Granddaughter of His Majesty, King Rama IV of Thailand.
She is a well-known and highly respected philanthropist, business woman in Thailand.

Associate Editor
Jon Bradshaw

He is a New Zealander with a background spanning education, journalism and PR over the last 35 years.  Jon was Chief Sub Editor in Business Day newspaper in Roy’s team.

Head (Administration, Accounts & Distribution)
Supaporn Eamrod

She has extensive business experience and has played a stellar role in managing the administration, distribution and accounting and legal matters of the company.

Event Management Advisor
David Woo

He is from Singapore and brings over  two and half decades of international experience in conceptualising, organising and succesfully marketing events of world standards. David is the guiding force behind ASEANAFFAIRS to create and build the “EVENT” properties across Southeast Asia.

Financial Advisor
Rohit Bajoria

He is a qualified MBA, a professional banker and wealth manager with a MNC bank. His interests lie in entrepreneurship & business development. He has been the Principal Consultant to India’s first professional Income Tax consultancy for individual tax payers, Tax Assist India. His role is to guide ASEANAFFAIRS to reach the critical capitalisation stage.

 Mr. Sunil Shastri


Is the son of the second Prime Minister of India - Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri , is one of the more prominent personalities in the Indian political arena. He has served as the Secretary and Official spokesperson of India’s ruling Congress Party and also as  General Secretary of the opposition party , The Bharatiya Janata Party.  Mr. Shastri has also served as  a Minister in the cabinet of the state  of Uttar Pradesh for a period of about 10 years.  

 Tulus Tambunan


He is Professor of Economics in University of Trisakti, Indonesia. 
Currently, he is also the director of the Center for Industry and SMEs Studies in the same university, and an economic adviser for the chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Lena Ng


 Executive Vice President of Korvac Holdings. Lena currently heads the Government Relations and International Market Development team to spearhead the strategic collaboration with Central Banks, key Infocomm & Technology (ICT) Ministries and technology partners in the region.

Prior to her appointment in Korvac, Ms Ng was the Director (Infocomms & Technology) of IE Singapore, an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and former diplomat diplomat (First Secretary Commercial) for the Republic of Singapore in Thailand.  With more than 17 years of experience in public policy, eGovernment, mobile & telecommunication, retail and Transport & Logistics, Lena’s expertise has been tapped for developing key Nation-wide masterplan and G-to-G collaboration platforms. These include Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER), APEC E-Commerce Taskforce and Singapore Logistics Masterplan. Lena holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Upper Honors) with major in Logistics & IT from National University of Singapore. She has also completed her Executive MBA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt certification in 2009. Lena speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Thai and basic Korean.

 Dr. Jochen Wirtz


Is A leading authority in Services Marketing, is an Associate Professor and  the Academic Director of the UCLA – NUS Executive MBA Program at the National University of Singapore, and he is also an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

 Professsor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak

Columnist & Advisor

Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School,  Harvard University, was a member of Parliament and advisor to a Prime Minister of Thailand,  is President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development.

Debneel Mukherjee


started his career in 1991 as a banker in the NYSE listed, He second largest bank in India, ICICI Bank (Parent Company of 3i-Infotech), became CFO  of ICICI Infotech (now 3i Infotech) in 1999, the Bank’s technology subsidiary,  where he was the driving force behind adoption of international best practice standards.

 Asia Economic Research Institute


The Institute began its journey in 1999 with the intention of fostering development and discussion between key players in Asian economics. AEI is not supported by any governments.

 Torsak Tip-pairote,M.D.


As the senior medical doctor in TRIA integrative wellness ,  Piyavate Hospital, Dr.Torsak is the pioneer of Functional Medicine Practice in Thailand.

 Dr. Fikre Tolossa


He is an Ethiopian poet-playwright and a moviemaker. His film “Multicolored Flowers,” which has been highly acclaimed in the USA, Europe and by the San Francisco Film festival, will be distributed in Southeast Asia soon. He has been professor of literature and film studies in various universities in the bay area of San Francisco. He has researched and written on
Ethiopian history extensively.

 Ralf Hundertmark


He is currently working as a Business Development Consultant with Advanced Information Technology (AIT), a publicly listed IT Company. Ralf also consults with TCA, a German based project developer, who is focused on technology aspects of infrastructure projects. He has a long history in IT, Consulting and Airports going back almost 20 years. Ralf was formerly Sr. Vice President at AIT, Public Company Ltd., General Manager Airports at ABB Limited, VP Airport IT for ABB Airport Technologies and VP at Computer Communications Software GmbH (later ABB). He has worked mainly in the IT and airport arena in Asia.

Harish Nim

As CEO, Harish has founded, led and spearheaded Emerio’s pioneering efforts since 1997 from a one–man startup to an organization with over 1400 employees. A renowned entrepreneur, Harish has been honored with ‘The Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ and Singapore government’s ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’. Harish is a post- graduate from Indian Institute of Management and holds a degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

 Reinhard Hohler


An experienced tour director and media travel consultant on the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, Hohler was born in Karlsruhe, a port on Europe’s Rhine River. His first contact with Asia came in 1970, and he has lived in Thailand since 1987.

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"I Picked-up a copy of ASEANAFFAIRS recently. When I got to the  airport I started to read the magazine and I couldn't put it down.
Great information on all of Southeast Asia, I learned a lot that I  did not already know. Definitely on my must read list now."

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