Dr. Pakorn Apaphant

Executive Director
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

Pakorn Apaphant, Ph.D., was appointed as an Executive Director of Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization), GISTDA, Thailand, in June 2020.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of Global Power Synergy Pub Co., Ltd. and Dhanarak Asset Development Co., Ltd.

From 2014 to 2019, he held executive positions in the national Subcommittee and Commission, for example, Subcommittee on Information and Communication Affairs, Subcommittee on Space Affairs, and Honorary Adviser of Commission of Science, Information Technology and Mass Communication.

Dr. Apaphant earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing/ GIS), and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geomatics) from Purdue University, Indiana, USA.

He was born in 1968. He is specialized in satellite remote sensing, GIS, and Digital Photogrammetry, as well as space related technology. He also has long experience on alliance engagement and business management. His talents on communication and coordination are domestically and internationally renowned among partners.