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Andrew McBean

Partner at Grant Thornton Thailand

About Me

Andrew McBean has over 26 years working experience in Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and the UK. Andrew has held a number of senior management positions including General Manager of Microsoft Thailand, General Manager of Microsoft Indonesia, Regional Manager of Microsoft Asia and Sales Management at both IBM and Symantec. He was a Senior Vice President at Thailand’s number two mobile operator, dtac, where he also held Managing Director positions at two of dtac’s subsidiary companies. He writes a regular management article for Thailand’s leading business English-language newspaper. Andrew has worked in both the IT and Telecommunications sectors. However his general management, sales management and IT experience can be broadly applied to most sectors. At dtac he was the 3G trial program manager, and developed considerable knowledge of 3G commercial operations. He is passionate, driven and detail orientated, and in many of his roles has led teams of hundreds of people. He has an evidenced track record of substantial business turnarounds in many areas and projects.

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Grant Thornton Thailand

An instinct for growth

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The gentle breeze of recovery in Thailand?

Grant Thornton had originally predicted Thailand's growth at 3.6% for 2016 so this gentle breeze of optimism would be very welcome.

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TPP or not TPP

Fascinating article today from Pritish Kumar Sahu, a Senior Lecuturer at Multimedia University in Malaysia and as reported in the Bangkok...

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Mixed bag of results

Interesting article which certainly seems to give empirical evidence to the sentiment one hears in private from business leaders in...

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Great aspiration! Can we execute it?

For some time I, and many others, have been writing about how investing in broadband access and digital technologies would dramatically...

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