Andrew Wood elected president of Skål Bangkok

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Andrew J Wood was elected Skål Bangkok president during the club’s AGM on the 28th March 2018.
Andrew J Wood was elected Skål Bangkok president during the club’s AGM on the 28th March 2018.

Andrew J Wood was elected Skål Bangkok president during the AGM meeting of Skål International Bangkok held on the 28th March 2018 at the Lancaster Hotel Bangkok.

Andrew has been a Skål member for 26 years and is not new to the position having held the post of Club President in 2008-10.

Andrew is a long serving member of Skål and is a past National President of Skål Intl Thailand and International Councilor 2006-2010.

In 2010 Andrew was elected to Skål International’s Executive Committee and accordingly relinquished all his club and national positions.

Andrew is also active at regional level and is Acting Vice President Southeast Asia for the Skål Asian Area.

Commenting on the election Wood said, “The Bangkok Club has had a long and illustrious history in the travel and tourism industry since 1956. My thanks go to my predecessor President Eric Hallin and the board of officers of the Bangkok club. I am delighted that Eric has also been elected VP to provide the continuity that the club needs to move forward.

“Bangkok is the most visited city in the world,” he said, “with over 21 million visitors annually. Beating London, Paris and New York. Tourism is booming in Thailand and is set to once again reach record heights. I am absolutely convinced that the Skål Club of Bangkok can also grow and blossom, to be one of the world’s largest Skål clubs.

“Skål International has over 14,000 members worldwide, in 354 clubs in 83 countries. I see no reason why the Bangkok Club cannot grow to be one of the biggest too. My goal in the next two years is to be one of the top 5 largest Skål clubs in the world,” he added.

At the club’s AGM the following committee members were also elected:

Vice President: Eric Hallin

Secretary: Glen Grosic

Treasurer: Nicholas Moberg

Membership Director: Tom Sorensen

Young Skål Director: Dr Scott Smith

PR & Communications Director: Sunny Yu

Events Director: Pichai Visutriratana

Auditor: Tomislav Babic