Founders & Board of Directors

The Founders of the Hellenic-Thai Chamber of Commerce consist the first Board of Directors as follows:

John Fotiadis

Chairman

John Fotiadis is a graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Law School, and has been practicing as a legal consultant in Thailand for more than 20 years.  He is presently a senior partner and founder of the Atherton law firm in Bangkok.

Before coming to Thailand, John worked as an attorney in New York City for approximately 10 years.  During that time, John actively supported the Greek community having represented pro bono several Greek Orthodox churches, and also acting as the President of the Hellenic Republican Association for two years.

Since coming to Thailand, John has acted as the president of the Stanford Alumni Association, and has sat as a director of the boards of the Franco-Thai and the Danish-Thai Chambers of Commerce.  John is also an active member of the American-Thai Chamber of Commerce, sitting on both the IT and Legal committees.

You can reach John at: chairman@greekthai.com

  • Legal Services 90%
  • Antidumping 70%
  • Trade Agreements 80%

Theodore Koumelis

Vice-Chairman

Theodore is the Co-Founder & CEO of Travel Media Applications. He has experience in B2B media, marketing and communication for the travel & hospitality industry since 1989 working as travel editor for major travel trade publications.

Since 1999 he has his own company, Travel Media Applications, and he is publishing, TravelDailyNews Media Network. Since 2012 he lives in Bangkok, Thailand running TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific, Digi.travel Conference & Expo and Outbound Travel Bazaar in Southeast Asia.

You can reach Theodore at: vicechair@greekthai.com

  • Tourism Marketing 90%
  • Digital Media 95%
  • Events 80%

Growing Outbound Tourism

“Thailand is one of the most important tourism destinations in Southeast Asia receiving more than 30mil. tourists and targeting 50mil. for 2020. Thailand’s outbound tourism is also growing very fast and Thais are travelling all around the world looking to explore new destinations, food, and hi-end services.”

Thanasis Tsepisis

Secretary General

A dynamic top executive, at Board of Directors level, with substantial and varied international experience gained globally (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, America).

General Management in Consumer /FMCG, Industrial, Retail , Hospitality markets (B2C & B2B segments). Has successfully led and grown businesses with full P/L responsibility and has also turned around underperforming entities. Particular skills in Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Business Development, Brand Management, Logistics, Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations, HR, Finance. Also has an MBA from Edinburgh University.

You can reach Thanasis at: secretarygen@greekthai.com

  • Imports-Exports 90%
  • Food & Beverage 70%
  • Distribution 85%

Sophisticated Consumers

“In my business sectors (Consumer Goods / Trading / Imports-Exports / Retail) the market in Thailand is very advanced, competitive and developed with very sophisticated consumers (as competitive as Europe actually). That means only brands that bring value, innovation stand a chance and marketing is the key to success.”

Spyros Koutlelos

Treasurer

Webcall provides a comprehensive range of research services, including full-service Market Research, Fieldwork, Global Data Collection, Market Intelligence, Competitive Analysis, Market Entry, Strategy Research and Customer Satisfaction Research.

We offer coverage in Asian and English speaking markets through our in-house international CATI facility and nationwide F2F coverage in Thailand and Philippines through our local based teams. Our Key specialties include Focus Groups, Gang Surveys, Consumer Attitude and Behavior studies, Food and Beverage studies, B2B Market Research, Healthcare Research, Market Opportunity & Entry Studies.

For financial issues you can reach Spyros at: treasurer@greekthai.com

  • B2B Market Research 90%
  • Healthcare Research 70%
  • Market Opportunity & Entry Studies 70%

Siriluck Lim

Marketing & Events Director 

Siriluck Lim is owner and co-founder of OLIVE, a Bangkok-based purveyor of Greek-Mediterranean food products and services. The company operates a restaurant outlet and a supermarket deli counter, as well as produces and distributes homemade packaged goods such as dips and pita bread and take-home meals in select supermarkets.

It also provides delivery & catering services and supplies wholesale products to hotels and restaurants. The company was established in 2002.

For marketing and event issues you can reach Siriluck at: marketing@greekthai.com

  • Food & Beverage 85%
  • Restaurants 90%
  • Catering 85%

Regional center for businesses

“One key advantage of Thailand clearly lies in its geographical location, lending itself a great regional logistic center for doing businesses and travelling. Thailand also boasts beautiful nature, warm climate, delicious cuisine, and friendly people, making it one of the world’s top tourism spot. Bangkok itself also has a vibrant and diverse expat community supported by quality infrastructure like schools, accommodation, along with other lifestyle products and services.”

Tisha Tichachad Yingluecha

Membership Director

Tisha Tichachad Yingluecha is a licensed attorney with over ten years’ experience in all areas of Intellectual Property and IT law. She has worked closely with investigators, law enforcement and the courts in matters of IP enforcement. Formerly with Tilleke & Gibbins, then Siam Premier, Tisha is now lead IP lawyer at Atherton.

She also consults in areas of IP, employment and labor law for Konvy International Co., Ltd., an E-Commerce Cosmetics website. Tisha is a frequent speaker on IP and IT matters, having most recently given presentations for Le Groupe La Poste, Lions Club International in Thailand, and a U.S. Department of Justice Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand.

For membership issues you can reach Tisha at: membership@greekthai.com

  • Intellectual Property 90%
  • IT Law 70%
  • Employment and labor law 85%