Core Team

Rapid Asia has a core team of experienced project managers and consultants who are based in Bangkok. They are supported by a large network of thematic consultants, sub-contractors and freelance interviewers, which enables Rapid Asia to carry out evaluations anywhere in the world. Evaluation expertise is at the core and project teams are put together around M&E requirements. With the help of our thematic expert consultants, we can work effectively across thematic areas.

The Founder

Daniel LindgrenDaniel Lindgren, founder of Rapid Asia, has extensive experience in international business consulting, project management and research. He is a true International consultant having lived, worked and studied on four continents including Europe, US, Australia and Asia.
During his career he has held a number of senior positions with leading global consulting firms, working with economic consulting, finance, business consulting, monitoring & evaluation, political polling, and social research.

Since beginning of 2010, Rapid Asia has carried out multi country and large scale national studies across Asia and beyond, working with a number of high profile UN and other development agencies. Between 2002 and 2009, Daniel worked as a Director and later Regional Director for TNS Research International starting in Indonesia where he oversaw numerous large key accounts as well as being the Country Head of the Polling & Social Sector. In this capacity he developed and worked with a number of international Aid and Donor organizations. In 2007 he relocated to Bangkok to establish a regional hub for Social Research. During this time Daniel cultivated an extensive network of sub-contractors and clients, and carried out several large multi country projects for a variety of regional development agencies.

Daniel is an occasional speaker and has written several feature articles for various
publications. He is also joint author of several books including:

  • “The New Investor’s Handbook for Indonesia” (2004),
  • “Public Opinion Polling in a Globalised World” (2007),
  • “From Customer Retention to a Holistic Stakeholder Management System” (2008).

He is an active member of several, regional networks in Bangkok.


Thailand Office

Tarinee Suravoranon , Associate Project Manager

Tarinee SuravoranonTarinee holds a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P) with specialization on Social Policy from the Australian National University and BA in Political Science from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (First Class Honor) from Chulalongkorn University.

Before joining Rapid Asia, Tarinee was First Assistant to the Representative of Thailand for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). In this capacity she was responsible for supporting the overall management and implementation of Thailand’s project activities regarding the promotion and protection of human rights in ASEAN.

Prior to working with AICHR, Tarinee worked with two international development organizations, Oxfam and Amnesty International. In 2009, Tarinee completed an internship in the Human Resources and Administration department at Oxfam Great Britain – East Asia Regional Centre in Bangkok. Upon completion she was appointed Administrative Assistant at Oxfam GB. She was also a volunteer for Amnesty International Thailand where she had first hand involvement in several advocacy events and awareness campaigns.

During her post graduate studies, Tarinee completed a minor on social research in the first degree. During this time she participated in a number of fieldwork expeditions and conducted several research projects focusing on societal and development issues in Thailand using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.


Karnmanee Thanesvorakul, Senior Project Executive

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Karnmanee is responsible for client service and to manage key client accounts. As part of this role she is in charge of the local interviewing team for qualitative research as well as coordinating with overseas sub-contractors for primary data collection. She also coordinates with consultants from Rapid Asia’s panel of experts as well as assisting with project coordination, analysis and report preparation.

Before joining Rapid Asia, she was Deputy Managing Director with Thanes Development in Bangkok, Thailand, an importer of health care equipment. As a member of the senior management team she was responsible for business development including negotiation and settlement of new contracts and client service.

Karnmanee holds a Master of Arts in International Law from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her dissertation topic and special areas of interest was on international humanitarian law and minority rights. While she was in London, she worked with UNESCO setting up workshops related to Ethics and Climate Change in London, in collaboration with ECCAP and Sikh Human Rights Group. Karnmanee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences (International Relations) from Chulalongkorn University. During her undergraduate years, she was a co-founder and member of Model United Nation (MUN) Club, where she was selected to represent the University at the World Model United Nations Conference 2009 in the Hague, the Netherlands. During this she also worked as an intern with Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.


Thitaree Uaumnuay, Senior Project Executive

Thitaree holds a Bachelor of Law with second class honour from Thammasat University and a Master of Law from the Criminal Justice and Human Rights from Scotland. Her master dissertation focused on the suspension of prosecution in Thailand.

Thitaree has worked with several international non-profit organizations. In 2009, she started her career with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Imitative as a Program Assistant in human rights, promoting the programme in the deep south of Thailand where martial law and the emergency decree had been in place for over a decade. Following this she became a Lecturer of law at the Sripatum University for almost three years. In addition to being a Lecturer, Thitaree also held a research position focusing on policy research at the development centre. She was also appointed as Secretary of the Master of Law program.

Following here passion in social development, in 2013, she joined The Asia Foundation as a consultant conducting research on forensic science law development, focusing on post mortem cases. During this time, she was also appointed to a committee in forensic science law development at The Law Reform Commission. In early 2016, Thitaree re-joined the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, taking on a position as Consultant for the high profile regional anti-corruption project.

Thitaree joined Rapid Asia in early 2017 as Senior Project Executive. In this role, she is in charge of key client accounts managing evaluation and M&E projects in both Thailand and overseas.


Arissara Bureesirirat, Project Assistant

projectassiatantArissara holds a Master degree in International Development and Cooperation from Korea University, and completed a Bachelor of Social Science in International Governance from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. Her course work and Thesis research involved extensive use of both qualitative and quantitative methods for Social Science focusing on social and development issues. She has also participated in volunteer activities including working at the Liaison Department at UNDV conference and other events organized in Thailand.

Arissara joined Rapid Asia in 2014 and holds the position as a Project Assistant. In this role she is responsible for managing all social media and project administration. She has also taken an active part in many projects conducting in-depth interviews, preparing interview summaries, translation work, data analysis using SPSS as well as managing local interviewing teams.


Christoffer Larsson, International Consultant

Christoffer LarssonChristoffer has worked as a consultant in numerous development projects since 2008. His main focus has been in finding financially sustainable solutions to development projects, and transforming the traditional charity model into one of social enterprise and job creation.

Christoffer has done this through conducting workshops and trainings for local development organizations in the SE Asian region on topics such as financial management, market value chains, and rural business development as part of the Wetlands Alliance Programme (WAP). WAP is a programme, sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Christoffer holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration resulting from studies at Asian Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Mathematical Sciences resulting from studies at the University of Western Australia and University of California San Diego.


Dewi Ratnawulan, International Consultant

dewi ratnawulanDewi has extensive experience with gender and human rights issues, having worked with various NGOs and other human rights organizations since in 1992. Special areas of interest have included community development, human rights, oral history, and gender issues including women and children development. Projects she has been involved with have ranged from grass root level such as setting up a women’s cooperative for handicrafts in rural villages in Java to having Co-founded a women’s resource centre Mitra Wacana in Yogyakarta.

More recently she has worked regionally to build capacities of NGOs and human rights defenders in the East Asia regions with special focus on supporting and strengthening the effectiveness of human rights regional mechanisms. Her commitment is to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Dewi holds a Master of Human Rights and Democratization from Sydney University, having been accepted into their scholarship program in 2011. She also holds a BA Honours in History and Politics from Wollongong University, Australia, and a Diploma Certificate on Administration Development from the Faculty of Economics at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Dewi is based in Bangkok and has been an international consultant with Rapid Asia since 2010.


Anupong Techaamnuayporn, Accountant

Anupong is a practicing Certified Public Accounting in Thailand with over 20 years experience and has been the auditor of Rapid Asia since its inception in 2010.

After working for the well know accounting firm Arthur Andersen for 13 years, he decided to set up his own accounting firm (AMA), now with over 10 full time staff to provide full consulting service for many local and foreign companies. In this capacity he has been a fellow of the working group of Institute of Federation of Accounting Professions, authorized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand.

For a number of years, up to 2011, he was a member and secretary of the Quality Assurance Sub-committee of Federation of Accounting Professions as well as the Audit Committee of Thanasiri Group Public Company Limited (up to present). He holds a Master from the Master of Financial Management University, Diploma In Auditing as well as an Accounting Major Degree from Thammasat University.


Pheraphol Vichitra, Legal Counsel

Pherapol is the Legal Counsel at Rapid Asia providing advice on legal matters and helped register the business in early 2010. Pherapol holds a LL. B. from Chulalongkorn University (1989) as well as an LL. M. from Chulalongkorn University (1996).

He is also a Member of Thai Bar Association. Pherapol has extensive experience with business law in Thailand and is the Founder of SIAM ALLIANCE LAW OFFICE, established in 2000, a Thai law firm with a substantial experience and with specialization in Corporate Law, including IP rights, and Property Law.


Cambodia Office

In August 2010, the Founder of Rapid Asia, Daniel Lindgren, co-founded BMRS Asia (Cambodia) Ltd., together with Andy Gower, Managing Director of BMRS Asia in Thailand. BMRS Asia Cambodia has become a major player in the research industry in Cambodia and serves as a field office to Rapid Asia for social development research carried out in Cambodia.

Andy Gower, Managing Partner & Director of Research

Andy GowerAndy worked as Director with NFO & TNS Global before setting up BMRS Asia in Bangkok with other local research professionals in 2004. He started work in the research industry in England in 1993, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and service research. Prior to this, he worked in both the retail and hospitality sector, managing locations across the UK. Resident in Thailand since 1997 with an in-depth knowledge of Thai and other Asian cultures, Andy combines strong research, project management and intuitive skills with a working knowledge of most types of research methodologies.

Andy was a founding member of the TMRS (Thailand Marketing Research Society) and is an active member of ESOMAR (the world organization for marketing research professionals).


Phoung Vuthy, Director & Country Manager

Phoung VuthyVuthy was one of the founding members of BMRS Asia in Cambodia, Vuthy has been in the marketing research business since 2005. Holding an MBA degree, Vuthy started his working life as a manager for Cisco Regional Academy in Cambodia for 3 years where he was responsible for marketing and operations management, before moving into the research business. Vuthy provides clients with an in-depth insight into the Cambodian market and takes a hands-on approach to managing each project, as well as overseeing the daily running of the Cambodia office and maintaining good team loyalty among staff.

Throughout his research career Vuthy has been involved across the entire research process and has previously held a number of key research positions both in the operations side as well as client servicing. He has worked on a broad range of sectors in Cambodia including finance, telecoms, construction, healthcare, FMCG, agriculture and media. He is also one of the most experienced moderators in Cambodia. Vuthy is a dedicated researcher and follows what’s happening in the market for each sector, providing much needed insight for clients.


Phek Siphanno, Research Manager and Senior Moderator

Siphanno has been working in research since 2007 after graduating with a Bachelor Degrees in Sociology and English Literature.
During his research career, he has been involved in both quantitative and qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods. He started his career as a B2B interviewer before quickly moving to a Supervisory role. From there, his skills were further developed and he has now become a Research Manager for BMRS since 2012.

Siphanno has an excellent understanding of the Khmer people from all walks of life, and his English skills enable him to provide deep insights to our clients. As a research manager, Phanno is involved throughout the research process from project design, team recruitment and management, training, quality control, client liaison and report writing.

Siphanno has moderated scores of groups and IDI’s covering a diverse range of participants from deepest rural to HNW individuals. Phanno has strong team building and people skills, can bring the best out of project teams and make sure projects are completed successfully.


Keo Kosal, Associate Researcher and Data Quality Manager

Keo KosalKosal holds Bachelor Degrees in both Sociology and MIS. He has been involved in the management of research projects since 2004, covering both social and commercial research, and is a creative but structured thinker. He has been involved for many years with the development and implementation of Monitoring & Evaluation tools for various projects in the NGO sector, as well as database management.

Kosal has skills that stretch across the entire research process from project design, field implementation and management, data entry, databases & coding, up to data analysis and report writing.  His excellent skills in SPSS and Excel also add value to clients. He also oversees our QC teams to ensure that we implement best practice in our Quality Checking department.

 


Ly Sreimom, QC Manager and Moderator

Sreimom decided to put her skills to use in a career in market research in 2010 after graduating with a BA in Banking and Finance. Her excellent organizational and number skills, coupled with an eye for detail, made her a perfect choice  for quick promotion to QC Manager after gaining experience in our Operations department. Her main responsibilities include managing the QC Supervisors and ensuring all interviews can be corroborated with real respondents before data analysis takes place.

Sreimom has also honed her skills as a moderator, and has conducted a wide range of IDI’s, Focus Groups and Home Visits, especially among female participants. She has experience in a wide range of sectors and topics, including U&A, branding, lifestyle, concepts, advertising, shopping habits and human trafficking. Sreimom is a strict and detailed oriented person who always make sure fieldwork quality is assured.