Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Advisor to the Governor of Bangkok (2010-2016)
Dr. Supachai Tantikom works as chief resilience officer at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and an advisor to the Governor of Bangkok. He is an expert in project management and design with a civil engineering background. Before he joined Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), he had been contributing in fields of structural works, foundations, drainage, civil works, construction, and design management for more than 25 years. The projects include low-rise buildings, high-rise buildings to civil engineering projects like drainage tunneling and cable-stayed bridges.
He was also appointed tasks by the governor of Bangkok to oversee infrastructure development, climate change, sustainable development, and green growth. Then, he worked as chief resilience officer for the city of Bangkok under the 100 Resilient Cities program initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation. The responsibilities include not only developing the resilient strategies for Bangkok city but also implementing the ideas to ground. Bangkok’s resilience strategy started in February 2016 highlighting three strategic areas in increasing quality of life, reducing risk and increasing adaptation, and driving a strong and competitive economy.
Often, he is also one of the representatives of BMA at international conferences and meetings on infrastructure development of the future city, urban resilience, and greening the city. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Alabama, United States.