Made up of some of the hospitality industry’s most experienced and dynamic individuals, Dusit Hotels and Resort’s Executive Team have developed a unique portfolio of distinctive international hotels and resorts, building upon the Thai tradition of gracious hospitality.
“In all we do, we are devoted to the same principle of creating an uplifting experience for our guests, no matter what their journey may be.”
– Mr Chanin Donavanik, Vice Chairman & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dusit International
Mr Chanin Donavanik Vice Chairman & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dusit International
Mr Chanin Donavanik continues the company’s heritage as Thailand’s leading international hotel group founded by his mother, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui.
Today, under his leadership and with Thanpuying’s vision in place, Dusit International has evolved into an internationally respected hotel company, establishing new locations within Southeast Asia, China, the Maldives, India and further afield in the Middle East and North America.
Mr Donavanik holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University, USA. He was formerly President of the Thai Hotels Association, a position he held for four consecutive terms. He is also a former President of the ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHRA).
Ms Suphajee Suthumpun Group Chief Executive Officer
Ms Suthumpun is focused on strengthening Dusit International’s foundations for growth, building on the company’s founding vision to promote Thai hospitality to the world.
A distinguished professional, Ms Suthumpun has joined Dusit after a successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer at Thaicom, Plc. Prior to this post, she worked at IBM for over 20 years, with her last role being General Manager of IBM ASEAN’s Global Technology Services Division. With the number of Dusit Hotels and Resorts in operation expected to reach 70 within the next four years, Ms Suthumpun has set a long-term vision focusing on human capital development, technological advancement and strategic management to sustain this growth.
Ms Suthumpun holds an MBA in International Finance and Accounting from Northrop University in California, USA, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Thammasat University, Thailand.
Mr Giovanni Angelini Vice Chairman
With nearly five decades in the hospitality industry, Mr Angelini has extensive experience garnered across Europe, North America and Asia.
A well-respected professional and recipient of many hospitality industry awards, his career includes 14 years with Westin Hotels & Resorts and 19 years with Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, of which he spent close to 10 years as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Under his leadership, Shangri-la International expanded from 13 to 68 deluxe properties worldwide and became a leading Asian hotel brand.
Mr Tan Eng Leong Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Quality Assurance
With over 30 years of experience in human resource management, Mr Tan provides leadership and strategic direction aimed at increasing the overall productivity and effectiveness of the organisation.
Mr Tan has held senior leadership roles at various companies, including the head of human resources for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Singapore. Previous to his role at Dusit, he served as Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Group Director of Human Resources, assisting with the planning and implementation of the company’s human resources strategy.
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