Siam Commercial Bank's wholesale success

Arthid Nanthawithaya, who heads the wholesale banking group at Siam Commercial Bank, discusses strategy and gives some tips to his international rivals.
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Siam Commercial Bank: Thailand's oldest bank
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Siam Commercial Bank is headquartered in a sprawling complex in Ratchayothin, an out-of-the-way district in Bangkok, away from the teeming traffic of Sukhumvit or the swanky shopping strip in Chidlom.

Thailand’s oldest commercial bank successfully built an enviable retail presence in the country, starting about a decade ago and, since 2007, it has focused on integrating and expanding its wholesale business. The first step was hiring Arthid Nanthawithaya, a former Standard Chartered banker, to spearhead the growth of its lending and investment banking business.

Arthid Nanthawithaya

“We wanted to transform the wholesale banking model into one that would...

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