empire asia holding

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”Empire Asia Holding has an extensive network of relationships with senior-level business executives and the Government Sector in Thailand and also across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Group's extensive network of global relationships, built and strengthened over the past 35 years, provides the Group with unrivalled access to attractive investment opportunities, business expertise, and synergistic opportunities to add value for clients and portfolio companies.”


Empire Asia Group Company Limited. (“EAG”)

registered in the British Virgin Islands and serves as a holding company for specialized operating subsidiaries as follows :

Empire Asia Holding Co., Ltd. (“EAH”)

registered in Thailand with HQ in Bangkok, is responsible for the group’s overall corporate direction and management; as well as the group’s investment activities in Thailand and ASEAN.

Empire Asia Group Co., Ltd. (“EAHCL”)

registered in Thailand, is the group’s development company, engaged in numerous projects throughout Thailand and ASEAN.

Empire Sports International Pte. Ltd., (“ESI”)

registered in the BVI with HQ in Bangkok, is responsible for the group’s sports rights and media activities.

New Asia Advisory Co., Ltd., (“NAA”)

registered in Thailand with HQ in Bangkok, is responsible for many of the group’s activities as a business and financial consultant. Newwork International Ltd., (“NWI”) registered in the UK, with offices in London, New York and Bangkok, engaged in a variety of projects in smart city development, urban media, branding and social network marketing.

Npairoj Piempongsant

Group Founder and Senior Partner

Npairoj is the main driving force behind Empire Asia, bringing his 35-years of diverse project experience and international connections to the table in all aspects of sports and sports rights management, real estate development, renewable energy and natural resources development throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. His many achievements and successes over the years include his leadership under Thai Prime Ministe Chatichai in the creation and execution of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard Economic Zone (ESB) with its integrated petrochemical, automotive and logistics ports & industrial zones that now generate over 40% of Thailand’s GDP.

Npairoj is also senior advisor to the chairman of the Reignwood Group of Beijing, China, assisting the group for more than 25 years in its international business activities, and utilizing this position to promote and facilitate bi-lateral business & diplomatic relationships between China, ASEAN, Europe and the United States. In this regard, in 2009 led the way for the Reignwood Group to invest in the natural resources sector with its strategic acquisition of shares in PT Bumi Resources Tbk, the leading coal producer and exporter from Indonesia, and PT Energi Mega Persada (EMP), Indonesia’s second largest oil & gas company.

Most recently, Npairoj has used his world-wide involvement in football & ports, coupled with his experience and reputation in regional & bi-lateral affairs, to facilitate and promote a new era of “bridge-building” and connectivity among disengaged regional players. Npairoj is a Member of the Thai University Council and holds an Honourable Doctorate Degree in Education Management from Burapa University in Chonburi, the leading university in Thailand’sEastern Seaboard; and he also holds a BS Degree in Industrial Arts from Rajabhat Phranakorn University.


Managing Partner,
New Asia Advisory Co., Ltd.

Jack brings over 18 years of successful working experience in financial dvisory, investments, and strategic consulting projects. He has particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, financial and valuation analysis, strategic review and analysis, and deal structuring and negotiations. His work has contributed to successful transactions for the group and its clients, including financial advisory for the main shareholders of PT Bumi Resources Tbk. and PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk. that led to their $3 Billion reverse takeover transaction in 2011 that created Bumi PLC, the first major Indonesian business to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Jack also led the successful takeover of Manchester City Football Club Plc. in July 2007 from the London AIM public equity market for an enterprise value of about US$150 million, and then the subsequent uccessful exit and highly-profitable sale of the business in September 2008 to H.H. Sheikh Mansoor’s Abu Dhabi United Group. As part of Empire Asia’s role in building value in Manchester City Football Club through new player acquisitions as well as new corporate sponsorships and brand building, Jack took an active role in serving as an Executive Director on the Board and as Deputy CFO on the management team.

Prior to joining the Empire Asia Group, Jack was a Director at UBS Warburg in the Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York, and Investment Banking Associate with Morgan Stanley in Thailand, and an analyst with Andersen Consulting’s Strategic Services group in New York.

Jack received his BA in Economics from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.



Bank is a Director of Empire Asia Group (BVI) and also Executive Director of Reignwood International Resources Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong (RIR), a Joint Venture between the Reignwood Group of China and the Bakrie Group of Indonesia. Bank's involvement with EAG & EAEG provides strength and leadership in the areas of finance, marketing and operational execution; overlooking and managing overall project development an keeping close relationships with financial institutions and government agencies throughout Asia. He is also a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Aurus Asset Management Pte. Ltd., a Financial Intermediary & Asset Management Company based in Singapore with a Capital Market Services License, where the firm currently manages portfolios for High Net Worth Individuals worldwide with its main focus in Asia. Bank holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich/CH. Fluent in German, English & Thai, Bank combines the astuteness and attention to detail of a Swiss Banker with the passion for life and determination of a Thai entrepreneur. This combination serves him extremely well in managing the several progressive organizations he is involved with today in Financial Advisory Services, Asset Management, International Football, Sports Representation, Real Estate and in the development of Energy-related Infrastructure throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Poubase Pete

Managing Director Sports

Pete is the director of sports managing and is responsible for the group’s overall activities in sports management, sports events and sports rights trading.

Pete is currently employed by Birmingham Wednesday FC in the UK, where he is actively involved in the trading and acquisition of professional football players, as well as advising the Club in marketing, promotions and sponsorship programs.

Pete received his primary education in the United States, graduating from St. Charles Preparatory High School in Columbus, Ohio, USA in 1996, at which time he returned to Thailand to attend the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, earning his BA in International Business Management in 2004. Following this, he attended Assumption University in Bangkok from 2004 until 2006, where he obtained his MS Degree in E-Commerce.


General Manager

Khun Pipat provides high-level strategic and technical advice and guidance to EAH, especially to the newly created EAH Energy Division. With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA, Khun Pipat joined PTT in 1990 and began a distinguished 18-year career with the company, working initially as a Safety Engineer on PTT’s Gas Separation Plants # 1 & 2 at Map Ta Phut and including critical safety and training at the operational level. From this hands-on position of responsibility, Pipat moved on to PTT HQ where he was assigned to the Petroleum Procurement Department where he performed Market Analysis across all matrices of th industry.

From 1995 onward, Pipat was the Chief Representative of PTT Singapore, a position that he held with increasing responsibilities for the next 13 years, including managing the company’s international marketing activities and leading up to the creation of PTT International Trading Pte. Ltd, where he became Chief Executive Officer. During this period, Pipat oversaw and facilitated supply and trading relationships throughout Asia and was involved in related business expansion and investments, including sourcing crude oil for subsidiary refinery, IRPC, as well as serving as a Director of PTT International Chemical Pte (Petrochemical & Oleochemicals business) and PTT Green Energy Pte Ltd. (palm oil refining with Indonesia). Capping his career with PTT, Pipat became PTT’s Vice President of Corporate Planning, attached to the CEO of the Downstream Petroleum Business Group, involved in pipeline logistics, AEC Energy Business, international trading strategies and trading opportunities with PTT’s partners and customers.

Pipat holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, North Bangkok (KMITNB), and dual MBA (business) and MPA (Public Administration) from South Easter University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.


General Manager

G. Kirwan

Group Director of Branding

Christopher is Director of Branding for Empire Asia Group. As a multi- disciplinary professional and educator with over 30 years experience across a range of fields including urban planning, architecture, technology and media, Christopher strives to employ an integrated approach combining systems thinking, design innovation and new media applications to all Empire Asia projects.

Prior to joining Empire Asia Christopher, was Director of Branding for the Reignwood Group in Beijing China, responsible for the planning, design and marketing of Reignwood Group’s property and lifestyle portfolio including Reignwood’s Ten Trinity Square project in London and Reignwood’s Eco-resort in Dali, Yunnan Province China.

Before moving to China, Christopher was creative director and partner at NEWWORK, a 30-person real estate development consulting and urban planning firm with offices in New York and Dubai where he directed master planning projects in the US and in the Middle East and Asia. Simultaneously while working full-time, Mustafa has been active throughout his career teaching graduate-level courses at Parsons The New School for Design with a special focus on Information Architecture and Urban Media. Additionally, he has been lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and since 2009 has been visiting faculty at Tsinghua University where he co-founded Design Beijing Lab, an urban media technology R&D initiative with Professor Fu Zhiyong. He received his undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and performed graduate studies at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

Dr. Mark

Technical Director

Mark has many years of international experience in senior executive positions and as a turn-around manager. He has in depth know-how in project management, process engineering and logistics. Due to his background in RTD, strategic consulting and innovation, he is one of the key advisors for EAEG's mega projects. Currently Mark is building up a sales and service network for a German engineering company in SE-Asia and remains as an active member of the EAEG team.

Mark holds a PhD of Process Engineering, a Master of Science in Mining Engineering, a MBA in International Management and a LL.M. in International Business Law.

Edward Grant

Senior Advisor

Ed Grant is a director of Empire Asia Group Co., Ltd., who provides marketing & business development expertise on diverse projects throughout Asia and the Middle East, with a primary concentration today in the industrial estate, nfrastructure, community development and environmental sectors.

A resident of Asia for the past 30 years, Ed has preformed numerous assignments as a business consultant and project manager on diverse projects throughout the region. This has included the successful development of mixed-use projects in China, Indonesia and Myanmar over he past 5 years, and previously on numerous infrastructure and industrial projects within Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, which remains the country’s mos important economic development zone, located 100 km Southeast of Bangkok.

Ed served in the U.S. Navy as a Commissioned Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps, and he holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA.


Director - Legal Dept.


Project Manager U-Tapao

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Empire Asia Holding is a leading financial advisory and private investment company
established in the Year 2000, with business interests and active projects in several
business sectors and spanning the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East

Empire Asia Holding Co., Ltd. (“EAH”) is a leading financial advisory and private investment company established in the Year 2000 with business interests and active projects in several business sectors and spanning the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The company operates on two separate but interrelated levels. On one level, it provides strategic insight, financial engineering and corporate advice to its client companies as a specialist consulting company. On the other level, it actively participates in the investment and operations of the business units that it helps to create, adding tangible inputs to the management to help increase revenues, profitability and shareholder value. EAH has also created several subsidiary companies in selected jurisdictions around the world and with key partners and affiliates to further optimize its business objectives. With more than 40 years of business experience gathered from around the world, the principals of EAH, led by founding partner, Npairoj Piempongsant, have distinguished themselves in the fields of privatized infrastructure, industrial & commercial real estate development, conventional & alternative energy, telecommunications, sports management & promotion (primarily UK professional football), and lastly, general trade & investment. EAH’s principal offices are located in Bangkok, Thailand.

The company operates on two separate but interrelated levels. On one level, it provides strategic insight, financial engineering and corporate advice to its client companies as a specialist consulting company. On the other level, it actively participates in the investment and operations of the business units that it helps to create, adding tangible inputs to the management to help increase revenues, profitability and shareholder value.

Current Focus - Privatized Infrastructure & Energy
 Today, EAH’s primary strength comes from its strategic focus and expertise in the integrated infrastructure and regional economic development sectors (smart cities, airports, warehouse & logistics parks, fintech, conventional & alternative energy and cross-border economic zones) ; coupled with its exceptional global network of high-net-worth investors, private companies, financial institutions and government agencies that it collaborates with throughout ASEAN and in strategic locations globally. This focus has given rise to the firm’s outstanding initiatives and active participation in several high-profile projects in the infrastructure sector especially in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard (ESB) with the Thai Government’s inauguration in March 2018 of the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (“EECi”) with its current PPP Tenders for the privatization of the U-Tapao International Airport Project, the High-Speed Train connecting Bangkok’s airports to U-Tapao, the development of a new Airport City “Aerotropolis” and the redevelopment of Ban Chang as a Smart City.

Active projects also include the development of raw and potable water supply for Ban Chang and Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate and various mixed-use real estate projects also located in Ban Chang. By employing a “total business approach and win-win execution principle” to its carefully selected projects and investments, coupled with its ability to attract exceptional local partners for all of its projects, EAH seeks always to achieve the vitally important first-in advantage in emerging markets, speedy & highest returns on investment and rapid overall value appreciation for its clients and investment partners

In addition to Privatized Infrastructure, EAH is also actively engaged in the Global Energy Sector today, primarily in the development of world-wide markets and in the investment in the required facilities, especially for LNG trading, as well as crude oil and other petroleum products. This new division of EAH was established in 2019 to serve as an effective and focused platform to not only pursue and execute selected projects in the oil, gas and energy sectors, but also to harness the vast experience and talent of some of the industry’s most influential players, including the Group’s Advisory Committee Chairman, Dr. Tongchat Hongladaromp, who for years was the driving force behind Thailand’s PTT as this leading Thai energy giant evolved and grew rapidly to become one of Asia’s and the world’s leading diversified energy companies. Aside from its diverse experience and reputation, the main strength of EAH’s Energy Division today is also derived from the group’s continually expanding network of client companies, strategic partners and global business leaders, especially focusing on Asia and the GCC, where inter-regional trade and investment opportunities are most promising.

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