Poomthawat Wachirapornpruet recently graduated with a Master’s in International Relations from the London School of Economics where his research focused on the theme of technological policies in Asia and their implications for the wider world. Prior to this, Poomthawat studied International Relations at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
At the London School of Economics, Poomthawat first joined their virtual consultancy internship project where he produced a market and regulations report in support of the expansion plans for a Fintech Company. He subsequently participated in the Digital IR in the Information Age project with LSE IDEAS, their foreign policy think tank, examining the relationship between information technology and international politics.
Originally from Thailand but currently residing in London, Poomthawat most recently worked for a market research company specialising in B2B, Healthcare and IT Studies where he was responsible for identifying a suitable approach and engaging with relevant decision-makers and key opinion leaders globally.
Poomthawat’s research at Asia House will focus on the data regulatory regimes in ASEAN, primarily regarding personal data. His work will aim to understand the vast array of regulations involved and how they interplay to form a de-facto regional regulatory environment.