ddx leadership

Here, you'll meet the exceptional individuals steering our organisation towards innovation and success. Our team is a blend of seasoned experts in fields ranging from technical consulting and financial strategy to design and digital transformation. With a global footprint and a commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to providing optimal solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients and the industries we serve.


Gareth Davies

Partner & Chief Technical Officer

Gareth possesses more than 12 years of experience and expertise in technical consulting, visualising data, architecture, AI/ML, and smart city projects. His previous roles include managing technical consulting organisations in London and Bangkok, where he has fostered strong connections in the trade and technology sectors and worked in collaboration with industry leaders such as Nikkei, Hitachi, and BMW. At DDX, Gareth excels in technical pre-sales and architecture, leveraging his in-depth understanding of European and Southeast Asian markets and unparalleled network access, ensuring optimal solutions for clients. Gareth currently serves as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.

Carl Crick

Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Carl has 15 years of experience working in the Asia Pacific region in high-profile roles in the FMCG and retail sectors. As a former CFO/COO, he has spearheaded finance and digital transformations, notably a US $1billion project in Indonesia. With a passion for technology, Carl's accomplishments range from finance system integrations to e-commerce platforms and e-wallet systems. Prior to co-founding DDX, Carl’s past successes include leadership roles at City Mart Holdings and BAT. With a background in business consulting, Carl is able to guide DDX's clients through intricate financial landscapes, ensuring they benefit from comprehensive consultancy insights and innovative strategies.

Pawel Michalski

Partner & Chief Design Officer

As Chief Design Officer, Pawel utilises his extensive background in architecture, industrial design, and real estate to shape smart city initiatives, strategies, and brands. His design-thinking methodology, honed through top-tier roles in the architectural design industry, empowers both DDX and its clients to realise innovative solutions. From shaping real estate design at Amazon and leading roles at AvroKO and Orbit Design, Pawel's expertise ensures DDX's projects are anchored in world-class design, strategy, and brand acumen.

Andrew Hamilton

Client Partner

Andrew has more than 30 years of experience as an APAC executive and is renowned for directing billion-dollar infrastructure and real estate ventures with a keen focus on digital transformation. Andrew’s previous roles and successes include serving as CEO for a Fortune 500's SEA operations, and helping to launch KPMG's Telecom consulting practice in SEA. Utilising his extensive experience of C-level leadership and partnership ecosystem development, Andrew’s role as Client Partner sees him spearhead DDX's smart city projects. Known as an influential voice on smart cities and digital transformation, Andrew is ideally positioned to advance DDX's strategy and vision.


James Wickens

Director of Client Delivery

With 22 years of digital knowledge and expertise, including 12 working in Thailand, James specialises in delivering critical business solutions using agile methodologies. James is an exceptional communicator with a prowess in working on omni-channel projects. Utilising his C-level rapport-building expertise and precise data policy evaluations, James ensures DDX delivers exceptional research and stakeholder engagement for diverse audiences.

Samarn Takort

Director of Smart Cities / Project Management Office

Samarn boasts more than 30 years of expertise from previous roles at industry leading corporations, such as NEC, Microsoft, and Nokia. Additionally, Samarn has previously served as a Director at Thailand Telecommunications Sector Cybersecurity, underscoring his proficiency in managing telecommunication cybersecurity in Thailand. Samarn leads DDX's smart city team and leverages his extensive experience in sales, services and consulting to ensure projects align with cutting-edge technologies and meet the evolving needs of urban landscapes, making cities smarter and more sustainable for the future.

Pieter Demaeght

Director of Mobility

As Director of Mobility, Pieter is pivotal in expanding DDX’s automotive business and serving global customers. With a diverse international management background, Pieter specialises in sales, finance, and digital transformation, particularly in mobility and financial services. His leadership experience spans from leading automotive software product development at DDX, leading digital transformation initiatives at BMW Group, to transformation projects for international banks. His extensive industry insight, paired with a Master's Degree in Management and Law, make Pieter an invaluable asset to DDX.

David Robinson

Head of Technology

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, David combines software engineering prowess with strategic data methodologies to expertly benefit DDX’s clients. David boasts a wealth of experience working with award-winning design agencies and public sector organisations, and is celebrated for notable achievements in a previous role at the University of the Arts London, where he modernised legacy systems and pioneered RESTful APIs and microservices. Utilising a high-end understanding of open data, AWS, and API design, David ensures DDX's projects are always aligned to global benchmarks.

Bosco Velho

Senior HR Consultant

Bosco harnesses over two decades of global experience in Human Resources to recruit top-tier talent, ensuring DDX remains at the forefront of its industry. Equipped with a ‘People First’ mindset, Bosco integrates a data-driven approach alongside expert people skills cultivated from working across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Throughout his career, Bosco has provided pivotal HR transformations at several major institutions, including the British Embassy in Bangkok as Lead HRBP. Bosco’s expertise in diverse cultural engagement ensures DDX attracts and retains world-class talent, which is key to driving future business success.