Team

Our Team

Joe Horn-Phathanothai

FOUNDER & CEO
Joe Horn-Phathanothai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in Pure Mathematics from Cambridge University. After graduation, Joe joined Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Singapore and later Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. Since founding Strategy613, Joe has established himself as one of the foremost business and finance advisors in China. In addition to English, Joe is also fluent in English, Chinese, French and Thai.

Victor Zhang

VICE PRESIDENT
Victor Zhang holds MSc degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Sussex University. With this background, Victor brings invaluable financial acumen to his role as Vice President at Strategy613. Formerly an Associate Director at KPMG Financial Advisory Services, Victor now spearheads our team with exceptional expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation, and Modeling. He has successfully led critical projects, including the acquisition of a state-owned mining company in South Africa and the acquisition of an Oman state-owned transmission company in Oman. His strategic prowess, honed during his tenure at Deloitte, is evident in his approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

Zhao Hui

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS,
FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES (BEIJING)
Zhao Hui holds a Bachelor's degree in Ideological and Political Education from Peking University. She has been in charge of Strategy613 Beijing office's accounting, HR, logistics, and secretarial work since 2008. Zhao Hui obtained her Qualification as Equity Exchange Broker in 2014.

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

PRESIDENT FOR INNOVATION
AND SUSTAINABILITY
Leo Horn-Phathanothai is an accomplished leader in sustainable development. He has played an influential part in shaping international sustainability policies, norms, and standards over two decades in the public and private sectors, including in China, the US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, and Africa. Most recently he’d worked as a Director at the World Resources Institute (WRI), and played an instrumental role in the organization’s rapid growth from 300 to >2,700 experts, expanding its global reach and impact to over 60 countries. Before that Leo worked as a sustainability expert at the United Nations, the World Bank, and in the UK Government. Leo recently moved to Bangkok where he is working with Chinese, regional, and international actors to accelerate investment, innovation, and policy change in the region.

Sudaluk (Ann)
Watchakittikorn

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Sudaluk (Ann) Watchakittikorn holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in Fine Arts and Applied Arts from Thammasat University in Bangkok. Before joining Strategy613, Ann was part of a management team at a trading firm and also worked at the Raffles Design Institute in Bangkok. During her time at Strategy613, Ann has worked on many projects with Thai and Chinese conglomerates and Government agencies.

Sitanant Srichanthuk

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS,
FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES (BANGKOK)
Sitanant Srichanthuk holds a Bachelor's degree in French from Silpakorn University along with a MA’s degree in Cultural Management from Chulalongkorn University. Prior to joining Strategy613, she was a part of one of Thailand’s top leading airline team and also worked at Alliance Française de Bangkok, a leading Franco-Thai cultural center, as an Administrative Assistant of International Art Center. Ever since she joined Strategy613, she has been in charge of many significant tasks, assuring the greatest performance among team.

Wang Runjin

ANALYST
Wang Runjin holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. Then went on to achieve a master’s degree in banking and finance from University of St. Andrews. Currently works as a M&A analyst at Strategy613. Previous work experience includes time as a finance intern at China Construction Bank and China International Trust & Investment Corporation. During her free time, Runjin enjoys tennis, golf and visiting cultural sites. Furthermore, she possesses fluency in both Chinese and English.

Zhifei Luo

ANALYST
Zhifei Luo holds Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University along with a master’s degree in Science Technology and Society from University College London. Previous work experience includes analyst in Mailyard Share and internal audit for TMT industry. She passed ACCA F1-F7 & F9 in 2020. She is a native Chinese speaker, fluent in English, beginner in Thai.

Apisara Songprated

SECRETARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Apisara brings a unique blend of educational and administrative proficiency to her role. With a Bachelor of Education (English Major) from Silpakorn University, Apisara's academic foundation is complemented by her extensive professional experience. In her role as an academic program coordinator at Mahidol University, she had demonstrated exceptional organizational skills. Additionally, Apisara has a beginner level proficiency in German, further enhancing her ability to support diverse tasks within our team and ensure smooth administrative operations.