Announcement: New Executive Director

Announcement: New Executive Director

12 April 2019


Dear esteemed members,


It`s my pleasure to inform you that Karri Kivela, former Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) was appointed new Executive Director of EABC. Mr. Kivela assumes his new position at EABC on April 18th, 2019!


Karri Kivela (61) was born in Helsinki, Finland. Before moving to Thailand in 2012, Mr. Kivela worked over 20 years as a sponsorship planner for different companies as well as for sport- and entertainment event production companies. From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Kivela worked as Business Development Manager for the Finnish company “Logonet Promotion” and he joined the board of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) in 2014. From 2015 until today he has worked as Executive Director of the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC). Mr. Kivela received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1983.


With his experience not only in the private sector but also in the chamber work and being well connected with the European business community and the European bilateral chambers, Mr. Kivela is the right person to drive- and support the further development of our association! I am happy to have Mr. Kivela on board of the EABC and I am very much looking forward to working closely together with our team and him.


I also would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our former Executive Director, Khun Charles for his excellent work throughout the years and I would like to wish him all possible success for his future career in the private sector!


Best regards,




Stefan Molnar