Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant

Executive Director, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)

Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant is currently the Executive Director of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand, a primary government agency responsible for developing, promoting, and supporting electronic transactions in Thailand. He is well-known among public sector management professionals as an expert in IT security. Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant has devoted almost two decades to raising Thailand’s cybersecurity readiness and defensive strength. His past experiences include developing computer emergency response and digital forensic capability, providing IT security consultancy services to law enforcement and legal organizations, developing security training programs for security professionals at all levels, and supporting the National Cybersecurity Committee in drafting the National Cybersecurity Framework.

During his tenure at ETDA, for example, he has represented Thailand at various international fora and helped negotiate successful collaborations and bilateral meetings at ASEAN, APT, ITU, and the UN. Additionally, he has provided his expert opinions and recommendations to other organizations on numerous occasions.

Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant received a PhD (Engineering) from the Universitaet Duisburg-Essen (Germany), an MS (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Michigan (US), and a BS (Electrical Engineering) from Rice University (US).

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PANEL TWO: Building a Platform for a Cybersecure Digital Future

What could a collaborative regional approach to securing APEC’s digital future look like? Why does this matter?