Dr. Kanatharana joined the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as the director of the Thailand Science Park and vice president of the NSTDA. He is currently its executive vice president.
He also been secretary of the Thai Business Incubators & Science Parks Association (Thai BISPA) and in 2010 was appointed Asia-Pacific Division President of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) with over 400 members in 70 countries worldwide.
Before joining the NSTDA, Dr. Kanatharana worked as director of operations for Wonderworld Products Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and exporter of innovative wooden toys made from replenishable rubberwood.
Dr. Janekrishna Kanatharana graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and received his master’s degree and Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA.