Mrs. Surangkana Wayuparb is currently the Executive Director and CEO of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization) or ETDA, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, a primary government agency responsible for promoting electronic transactions while ensuring a secure environment for conducting online business. In addition to leading the ETDA since its establishment in 2011, Mrs. Wayuparb has been an active member of the National Legislative Assembly since September 2014. Her background as a lawyer in the private sector and past experience as the Director of the Law Department at the National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology and advisory role at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology on electronic transactions policy development and at the Electronic Transactions Commission on legal and information and security issues provides unique insights and strengthens her leadership of ETDA. During her 2-term administration spanning a 6-year period, ETDA has proposed a number of important legislative bills to the government to support digitization in Thailand, published e-transaction standards to ensure compatibility and interoperability within industries, and provided a range of critical security services through the ETDA Security Office and ThaiCERT. Currently, she is leading the e-Tax invoice and e-ID initiatives to support the government’s Digital Thailand 4.0 transformation.
In the international arena, Mrs. Wayuparb is currently Chairperson of the Asia PKI Consortium and presides over the Thailand PKI Association.