Countdown: Thailand General Elections 2019

21 Mar



“Do join International SOS and Control Risks special webinar to gain insights necessary for companies operating in Thailand with regard to the long-awaited general elections happening on 24 March 2019.

The long-awaited general elections will take place on 24 March 2019. The pre-election period, while largely peaceful, has not been without interesting developments. The controversial prime ministerial nomination of Princess Ubol Ratana by a pro-Thaksin party prompted a strongly-worded statement by the king and the party is now facing a likely dissolution. The police has also stated intentions to arrest the leader of the Future Forward Party, a party popular with young voters for allegedly spreading false information about the military government. Amidst increasing perceptions that the military government is interfering with the electoral process, our most likely scenario sees a Puea Thai Party-led minority government with Gen Prayuth Chan-Ocha being reappointed as prime minister. Post-election Thailand could therefore see a military-dominated government that does not reflect on the results of the popular vote, which will likely contribute to a destabilising security and operating environment.


Latest developments and possible outcomes of the elections Security and operational risks that your organisations and travellers will likely be exposed to in the post-election environment Practical steps organisations and travellers can take to mitigate these risks

Speakers / Moderators

Jaime Wong

Security Manager, Asia Pacific, International SOS and Control Risks

Derek Taylor

Director, Control Risks

Harrison Cheng

Associate Director, Control Risks


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Jeffrey Toh
Jeffrey Toh

Business Risk Consultant, Asia Pacific

FM Global

Jeffrey is a member of FM Global’s Business Risk Consulting (BRC) team in the Asia Pacific region. BRC services take a strategic approach towards helping clients identify the critical processes that drive their businesses and quantify dependencies on those processes. Through Business Impact Analysis (BIA), BRC helps clients to better understand the financial exposures to their businesses, to strengthen business resilience and develop effective risk management strategies.

Jeffrey joined FM Global in September of 2018. Prior to joining FM Global, Jeffrey was a Risk & Compliance Manager in the Group Finance department of The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited, where he specialised in business process improvements and developing risk strategies. Prior to Great Eastern, Jeffrey served as a Corporate Improvement Manager in a publicly listed supply chain management company. He also had experience in performing financial statement audits in a range of industries, during his stint as a Senior Assurance Associate in Deloitte.

As a member of the Business Risk Consulting Group, Jeffrey is primarily responsible for conducting Business Impact Analysis, working in partnership with FM Global clients, to fully identify and quantify the client’s financial exposures as they relate to property and business interruption loss potential. The analysis Jeffrey performs often result in the identification of significant exposures that were previously unknown or not fully understood by the client, which potentially has a material impact to risk management decisions.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant.

Guido Gavio
Guido Gavio

Asia Complex Loss Director


Guido Gavio is the Asia Complex Loss Director for BELFOR Asia. He has more than 22 years of experience in handling restoration projects for companies suffering from losses after a disaster. He joined BELFOR Asia, then known as Relectronic – Remech as a Restoration Engineer in Australia in 1996. He rose through the ranks and was seconded to Thailand for 3 years from 1998 to 2001 before being posted to the regional Headquarters in Asia in 200

Guido studied electrical engineering at the Universidad Technologica de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Upon graduation, Guido worked at the National Institute of Industrial Technology assisting with research programs in the area of superconductors where he gained considerable hands – on experience in developing and building prototypes. Guido then migrated to Australia where he worked for Telstra in the design and construction of the cable and internet network.

Upon completion of the Telstra project, Guido joined Relectronic – Remech. BELFOR Asia has the capability to recover buildings, production lines and other property, following disaster incidents such as fire, explosion, earthquake, typhoon, wind, flooding, rain, water ingress, chemical spills etc.

The company has maintained the market leader position for disaster recovery in Asia for the past 25 years, and is now handling more than 1,600 industrial disaster incidents per year.