Our Offices: Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam

Company Profile

Your Energy Partner in South East Asia

Our core business lies in the provision of highly-skilled experts and multi-discipline consultants for demanding technical and professional roles, and the delivery of out-sourced services by our own internal teams of such specialised consultants.

A Word from Our Chairman

We established the first Vinarco Company in 1993, with a Vision to deliver Superior Technical Services to major Industry Sectors In South-East Asia. Of course this Vision could only be realized if we had truly Professional People to deliver the Superior Services. The 24 years since start-up have not been without difficulties: However, the Vinarco Group has come through and is now a solid, diversified business with a strong footprint in one of the most dynamic regions in the world. We continue to build our business based on superior skills and expertise in our markets. We are agile and able to respond quickly to changing market conditions. We moved rapidly into ICT, Power and Renewable as Oil & Gas slowed down. And we are continually shifting from our historical focus on manpower contracting to higher-value turnkey project services management. We look forward to entering our 25th year with full confidence that Vinarco has the solid foundations for sustained profitable growth in the years to come.

Vinarco History

Founded in 1993, our group is an independent service provider of flexible manpower and project management solutions for the Oil & Gas, Power and ICT Telecom industry, with a strong regional reach in South-East Asia. We deliver comprehensive, solution-oriented service lines that help generate greater benefits for our clients, supporting O&G Operators, EPCIC contractors or Power Projects with turnkey services including O&M general services, long term assets management, construction installation & commissioning management, drilling & production supervision, or ICT Telecom solutions.

The Group has grown a strong network of subsidiaries across South East Asia (Thailand with Bangkok as regional HQ, Singapore, Hong-Kong, China (Shanghai), Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan), and employing nearly 300 experts in Asia. One of the key strength of Vinarco is the proactive support of our clients through an extended Cluster of Services, providing specialized expertise for Subsea services, Inspection and QAQC services, or fabrication yard services.

Vinarco Energy Services offers you the best possible support to make your operations safer, more efficient and more reliable. We are confident you will find us to be different from other industry players; our human approach to your project, our flexibility & transparency is a guarantee of our service quality.

Management Team

Meet our Senior Team Members
Vincent Swift
Vincent Swift
Vincent is British, an Oxford University graduate in Chemistry; speaks a little Thai and also French; enjoys sports (rugby) and travel. Vincent has managed international companies across Asia-Pacific in Human Resources Management Development since 1983. Prior to entering the HR Management Consulting profession, Vincent spent 15 years in international advertising including 10 years running Leo Burnett offices in Hong Kong and Thailand, and setting up Leo Burnett in Mainland China. As someone who always has a high entrepreneurial spirit, Vincent was instrumental in the setting up of Vinarco in 1998, laying down the company path as a provider of high-end human capital solutions to the Oil & Gas, Power, Telecoms and Infrastructure sectors across Asia-Pacific. Vincent is an extraordinarily dynamic, self-made businessman who enjoys taking a hands-on approach and seizing the opportunity. As Chairman of the Board, he has the company’s interests at heart, Vincent has enjoyed watching The Vinarco Group grow throughout the years, even though the company has encountered many difficult times but together we have endured the tough times, we have adapted, and he trusts that the company will only become stronger, fitter, faster like an Olympic athlete in training. Besides his role for The Vinarco Group, Vincent is also engaged in the Executive Search business as Chairman Asia-Pacific of TRANSEARCH, one of the world’s leading executive search firms, and is the former Global Chairman of the AESC.

Andrew McDowell
Andrew McDowell (Chakrit Wongsakornraksa)
Group Managing Director

Andrew is a New Zealander (and since 2007 also Thai) besides English he also speaks German and Thai. He spent the first 30 years of his career in a large German multinational corporation (Hoechst AG) where he fulfilled various senior management and regional positions. His years climbing the corporate ladder enabled him to accumulate expertise in Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Controlling, Accounting and Finance, Management Accounting, Production Management and General Management. In the role of senior management Andrew also has had great exposure in dealing with the various stakeholders in many types of businesses, he has developed strong skills in relationship management, negotiating skills with both internal and external parties managing their expectations. In January 2015 Andrew rejoined The Vinarco Group after a 7 year gap, as our Group Managing Director. He is directly in control of Information Technology and also the Communications infrastructure business known as Vinarco ICT, while overseeing other Group activities. Andrew comes with broad hands on experience, he is a very active Manager who is motivated and looks forward to helping the organisation and especially our staff and through empowerment for them to improve and grow their roles.

Jean-Martial Carpena

Jean, a French national by birth with a pure Thai soul, he speaks fluent Thai / English and has been living and working between Thailand and the Middle East since 2002. Qualified professional holding two Master Degrees in Management and Business Law from France, he has joined us in April 2017, to manage Vinarco Energy Services business. He comes with extensive experience in the fields of Manpower Contracting Services for Oil & Gas and Power Generation. Jean is a “Hands on” leader with solid experience in the setup, implementation, monitoring and managing organizations in South East Asia and the Middle East. He values a collaborative work style, he is assertive and possesses strong interpersonal & negotiation skills in multiple disciplines and multi-cultural environments. With his proactive approach and tenacity, we are looking forward and welcoming all the positive changes he will bring. Through those years, Jean has been a solid member of the French business community in South East Asia since he coordinated the organization of the 6th Forum ASEAN in Bangkok in 2003-04, and remained an active member of the rugby social community in Thailand, where he contributed to the development of the sport toward the local young generations.

Jaithep Netsodjit
Jaithep Netsodjit
Director ICT

“Jaithep is an Telecom Engineer graduate from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lardkabang, he has spent and developed his career in the Telecommunication industry since 1997. Jaithep joined Ericsson Thailand, initially as Radio Base System Test Engineer, then was offered a role with Ericsson China as Base Transciver Station, Installation & Test Supervisor, where he was responsible for improving the telecommunication network in Guangzhou province. Jaithep successfully lead and implemented many projects during his time with Ericsson, his last assumed position was as their Access Network Implementation Manager. Jaithep took a new set of career challenge and stepped into a Country Manager role to manage Relacom Thailand from 2002 to 2010. Under his management the company was responsible for Base Transceiver Station installation for Thailand and Indochina markets. Jaithep join The Vinarco Group, in 2011 together with few other telecommunication professionals, they have built a strong and sustainable business arm which has become our ICT Division today. With his dedication and continuing effort, our ICT team has grown rapidly, with over 50 Engineers including a few experienced Project Managers, supporting our clients as their “one stop service” based on our variety of skilled resources in Radio Frequency, Civil Work, Base Transceiver Station, Power System Installation, Transmission etc.