Pakpoom, who co-founded The Quant Group in 1998, spent his first 5 work years as an engineer at UNOCAL and later Hewlett-Packard.
He began his career in financial services in 1990 as an investment analyst at Smith New Court, an affiliate of N. M. Rothschild. He later (1992) joined Nomura Research Institute Hong Kong Limited as its chief market strategist & head of research for the Thai market. Amongst other titles for the five years he spent at Nomura, Pakpoom was a senior vice president & head of investment banking at Nomura International Hong Kong Limited.
Pakpoom holds a Computer Engineering degree and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Pakpoom currently teaches Investment Banking and Financing in the MBA program at the Assumption University, Bangkok, and is a frequent guest lecturer at graduate business school at Harvard, Wharton, Duke, The University of Chicago, and MIT.
Pakpoom is a board member of The Board of Visitors at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, North Carolina; and, a board member of Regional Advisory Board, Duke Kunshan University in Shanghai, China. He is also a director of the PTT Institute of Science & Technology. Pakpoom is also a director at large at other corporations and amongst them a director of non-profits such as The Special Olympics and Thailand Squash & Racquet Association.