Franklin Templeton has appointed Benjarong Techamuanvivit as its head of Thailand.
Techamuanvivit’s role is newly-created and comes as Franklin Templeton looks to expand its presence in Thailand, the firm detailed in an announcement on Tuesday. It added that the appointment is subject to the approval of the Monetary Authority of Singapore as she will be based in Singapore.
Upon commencement of her role, Techamuanvivit will report to Christian Bucaro, who heads the Asia retail arm at the firm.
Techamuanvivit has over 20 years of industry experience in Thailand’s financial services industry. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, she served as the deputy managing director and head of corporate strategy for product, digital and marketing at Eastspring Asset Management (Thailand).
She has also held various senior roles at leading asset management companies and banks including Kasikorn Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), Deutsche Bank and Citibank.