Kasem has been Head of CIMB’s Thai research team since 2005. He is a rated analyst and was formerly head of Thai research for BNP Paribas. Prior to that, he was a banks and finance analyst with HSBC. He has been covering these sectors since 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and an MBA from Ohio State University, USA. He is a CFA charterholder.