Thailand has seen rapid economic development in the past ten years, and most multinational corporations now have a presence here. Key industry sectors are Industrial & Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Hospitality & Leisure, and service industries such as Advertising & Media, and Professional Services & Consulting.
The sophistication of Thai HR has improved dramatically in recent years, with English communication skills becoming more the 'norm' rather than the exception for senior HR leaders. Thailand has now emerged as the sub-regional HR headquarters in many companies for the 'Indochina' countries of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Occasionally Bangkok has been selected as the Asia Pacific HR headquarters of some multinationals. Today, top Thailand-based regional HR leadership positions still tend to be filled by expatriates, but we expect this this situation to evolve over time.