Nitipat has over a decade of experience in the world of finance. After graduating, he worked as a Junior Professional Associate (Portfolio Management) at the World Bank’s Bangkok office from 2001 to 2004. He was also Vice President for Treasury and Debt Markets at HSBC Bangkok from 2007 to 2011 and worked as Financial Consultant for Private Wealth Management at Phatra Securities between 2011 and 2013. In 2013, he started his own business, Athletic Solution Co. Ltd., which focuses on sports nutrition as well as the import and distribution of sporting equipment.
Nitipat was born on 1 September, 1978 to a Thai-Chinese merchant family. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Financial Services from Southampton Business School, United Kingdom (class of 2001) and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Twente University, the Netherlands (class of 2006).
Why Future Forward
Nitipat believes that while democracy is not without its faults, it is better than all other political systems. Moreover, he strongly opposes the use of military takeover as a tool for governing and developing the country. Nitipat is in fact not very interested in politics, but was drawn to the Future Forward Party in the hope that it will bring about real change in Thailand. He sees political participation as a basic right for all citizens, and believes that maintaining the diversity of political ideologies is central to a good system of governance and is not an excuse for authoritarianism. Transparency and accountability are the central values on which Future Forward will ground itself under the leadership of Nitipat.
Nitipat enjoys endurance sports such as long-distance swimming, ultramarathon, long-distance cycling, and triathlon. The most challenging competition he has entered is the ‘Ultraman’ competition, which involves 10-km swimming, 420-km cycling, and 84-km running in the span of three days. In the future, he plans to participate in even more competitions to test his own endurance.