Member Company: Roxland International Co. Ltd. Rakesh’s personal experience in dealing with South Africa dates back to around 1986 before even the South African embassy in Thailand was established. He was also on the committee of Indian Thai Chamber of Commerce Between 1998-1999 as joint secretary and director to Joint Foreign Chambers coordinating Committee in Thailand. His company, Roxland is now established in Thailand for 5 years but prior to that he was a director in Harrytex (Thailand) Co., Ltd for the past 20 Years, with his main focus and role being to build relationships with South African Clientele for exports of products out of Thailand to South Africa. Rakesh has been member of the SATCC Board for the past year and has provided a good perspective on business and trade between Thailand and South Africa from his own personal experience, and provided ideas and contributions on how to build better trading relationship between South Africa and Thailand. He is a strong supporter of the SATCC and values the way it organizes small and big events to keep the South African community in close touch. Rakesh’s experience in trade between South Africa and Thailand helps him in building business ties going forward.