Alexander Polgar, a mechanical engineer by trade, first came to Southeast Asia in 1979. Based out of Singapore, he worked in the oil and gas exploration industry with corporations such as Unocal in Thailand, Total Indonesia in East Borneo, and Shell in Brunei.
In 1984 Alex took on the position of Senior Office Engineer with Bogotra, a multinational joint venture and a major contractor for the Singapore MRT construction. He was responsible for solving day to day operational issues on the project, primarily because of his intimate knowledge of the local materials supply chain, available services, and local manpower.
After successful completion of the MRT in 1986, Alex accepted an offer from multinational construction equipment manufacturer, Wacker Werke, Germany, to expand their operations into Thailand. As a result, Alex set up Wacker Machinery Thailand Co Ltd. in 1987, and went on to develop this affiliate into the profitable and respected entity it is today.
International investors commissioned Alex in 1998 to participate in the founding of a group of IT companies in the region. Under the umbrella entity of ITH Singapore (Integrated Technology Holdings), Alex was instrumental in the start-up and operation of corporate entities in Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Drawing on his extensive experience gained over years of successfully implementing and developing corporate entities in the region, specifically in Thailand, Alex in late 2001 went on to found Bangkok Base. With a core support staff of lawyers, accountants, and administrators, the firm today focuses on providing a full range of comprehensive services including business set up, accounting, and serviced offices to individuals and SME’s interested in establishing a corporate presence in Thailand.