Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai is the Head of Emerging Asia Economics Research at Credit Suisse based in Singapore. In addition to his specialization in ASEAN economies, he is also responsible for conducting Pan-Asia thematic economic research. He has won the best economic forecaster award for Indonesia by Consensus Economics for three consecutive years and is part of Credit Suisse's Thailand and Malaysia research teams that constantly ranked top two in various institutional investor surveys. Santitarn holds a PhD in Public Policy and Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political science. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Santitarn worked at Thailand's Ministry of Finance, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and taught macroeconomic courses at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. He regularly speaks at academic and policy conferences, on media (CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg among others) and his research has been cited by Financial Times, the Economist magazine, as well as other leading global and local newspapers. Santitarn has also been selected as a member of the 2017 class of Asia 21, a leading network of young leaders, by global non-profit organization Asia Society.