Kesara Manchusree
Advisor (Specialization: Finance)

Ms. Kesara Manchusree was appointed President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in June 2014 and is committed to realizing SET’s vision “To make the Capital Market ‘Work’ for Everyone.” She aims to pioneer new products and services that will advance the Thai capital market and its ecosystem, and develop the exchange in all aspects for the benefit of all stakeholders Her ultimate goal is to make the exchange a reality for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Over the past three years, under her leadership, SET has become the most attractive financing platform for IPOs and the most liquid exchange in ASEAN, thanks to its newly developed products and services. In particular, the focus on sustainability has increased the number of companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the ASEAN CG Scorecard and international profiles, with the goal of increasing the ranking of listed companies in the The DJSI is steering the listed companies to strengthen their awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. With the growing awareness of sustainable development in Thai society, SET believes that the Thai capital market also needs to incorporate sustainability, and is the first company in ASEAN and the first in the world to be ranked in this category. SET was the first in ASEAN and the 13th in the world to join the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative. Being a pioneer has been a natural strength of Kesara’s 30-year career in stock exchanges.

Prior to becoming President of SET, She was responsible for the SET Group’s marketing and product development. His major accomplishments include the establishment of the Thai Futures Exchange, the second largest futures exchange in ASEAN, and the creation of the Social Impact Platform and the Startup Platform. Currently, SET is working to adopt the T+2 clearing and settlement cycle in line with international best practices and to develop a world-class infrastructure for exchange operations.

She is the first SET President to be elected to the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Board of Directors in 2016. In recognition of her leadership and achievements in the development of SET at the local and international level, she was honored by Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Thai Women’s Council with the Outstanding Women Award 2016″ from the Council of Women of Thailand under Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Decree, and the “Outstanding Women Leaders for Green Growth Awards 2016” from the Royal Thai Women’s Council under Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Decree.