Co-Founder / CEO & Administrations Director
Ms. Kanitsanan Thanthitiwat, Founder of Global Bugs Holding AB and the CEO & Administrations Director for Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd., Holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand, and a Master degree in International Management from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has extensive experience in project management, business coaching, brand management, marketing, start-ups and SME projects, mainly in Thailand but also in Sweden. Kanitsanan speaks Thai (native), Swedish and English fluently.
Co-Founder / R&D and Innovations Director
Mr. Rickard Engberg, Founder and CEO for Global Bugs Holding AB and the R&D and Innovations Director for Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. Rickard has a tremendous track record as an innovator and entrepreneur where he has implemented and successfully managed projects over the last 20 years where, among others, the huge sail ship "Marité" project started with renovation from wreck to a 47 meters long 3-masted wooden beauty (10 years, 100.000 work hours). Rickard closed a profitable marketing deal between Marité and Pripps, the biggest brewery in Sweden, 1992 – 1997 where Marité participated in their famous beer commercials with popular artist's hit song. Rickard organized and hosted all Pripps' customer sail events and conferences onboard. Apart from the TV and film commercials Marité was the centre of several grand campaigns, live broadcasted TV program with famous guests and artists, big party events and concerts in different harbour cities around the Swedish coastline. Rickard Engberg was the overall commander in charge, always a problem solver. Rickard did innovation schooling and graduated at innovation centre Ideum 2010-11. Rickard is a Swedish citizen and speaks Swedish (native) and English fluently.
Co-Founder / International Business Development Director
Mr. Stefan Jarlhem, Founder of Global Bugs Holding AB and the International Business Development Director for Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd., Holds a Bachelor degree in Nautical Science and several studies at post graduate level from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, including transportation and logistics, shipping business and economics, commercial management and organization, maritime law etc, comprising 6 years of full time studies. On top of this, Stefan is a certified auditor (ISO14001) according to the EARA (Environmental Auditors Registration Association), Det Norske Veritas, Stockholm, Sweden. Stefan has an extensive experience from transportation and logistics not only as an employee, but also as a founder and entrepreneur within the transportation and logistics industry. During the past 10 years, Stefan has been a senior business advisor for many private and corporate customers in Thailand where he has got an extensive track record.
Co-Founder / Marketing & Sales Director
Mr. Peter Arndt, Founder and the Marketing & Sales Director of Global Bugs Holding AB. After more than 25 years of working experience, I have ended up covering a lot of seats in a reasonable amount of companies. The common denominators of my experiences are entrepreneurship and expansion or as some now days want to call it, rapid growth. My interest of entrepreneurship are strong and I started my first full time company in 1996, in the field of distributing flammable liquid (my first company was started 1992-part time). From that day until January 2014, I have started 6 companies in a variety of business areas, all from doing my own furniture to a high end product development company as Scalae. Scalae AB was founded 2005 by me and a colleague, and the company was and still is providing “Market oriented Product Development” services to customers around the world. Scalae was acquired by Altran in January 2014, and as the one owner, doing the whole journey from the startup to divestment. During a period of 10 years Scalae received several awards, for Rapid Growth “Gasell” (2008 to 2011 - four times in a row) and entrepreneurship - company of the year in Lund 2008 and several design awards. We grew the company to about 50 highly skilled product developers. Ending up to be colleagues to the pioneers in the business of product development, Cambridge Consultants. I have covered a range of different profession, all from Product Developer, CEO to Chairman of the Board, so I have a great flexibility to enter the tasks of entrepreneurship.
Co-Founder / Quality Controller
Mr. Thanaphum Muang-Ieam, Founder of Global Bugs Holding AB and the Quality Controller for Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd., Holds a Bachelor degree in Language from the department of German Language, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Thanaphum’s area of expertise is farming of house crickets and products made by house crickets (Acheta Domesticus) where he has founded and developed Sahakhun Bug Farm Ltd., Partnership which presently is incorporated in the Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. Beside the domestic and nearby markets, Thanaphum has managed to get import licenses to the Australian market by the Department of Agriculture of Australian Government, which is one of the most important markets outside Thailand. Mr Thanaphum has an extensive and successful track record from insect farming over the past 6 years, and he is fluent in Thai (native), English and German.