About Pavida Pananond

Pavida Pananond is Professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, where she has been based upon completing her graduate studies at McGill University in Canada (MBA) and the University of Reading in England (PhD). Her main research interest is global strategy, particularly with reference to how companies in emerging markets develop and expand overseas. She also studies the governance of global industries and the upgrading of emerging market firms in global value chains.

Pavida has authored a host of academic articles, book chapters, books, and opinion editorials in media outlets such as Bangkok Post and Nikkei Asia. Her academic publications have appeared in California Management Review and Global Strategy Journal, among others. Her views have also been sought from international media including Al Jazeera, BBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, and Financial Times. Pavida also serves as consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and as editorial board member of several international academic journals, including Global Strategy Journal and Journal of International Business Policy. 

Since 2017, she has been one of the Honorary Advisers to Asia New Zealand Foundation, an authority in helping New Zealanders build their knowledge and skills to thrive in Asia. In 2018, she was appointed ASEAN@50 Fellow by New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to promote closer links between New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Her corporate role includes board membership of Precious Shipping Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading dry bulk carrier. Pavida is a frequent speaker at national and international public forums and conferences.