AustCham Thailand and Thai-Australian Association unveil Australian-Alumni program

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A large number of Thai graduates from Australian educational institutions attended the Australian-Alumni official launch by the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand) and Thai-Australian Association (TAA). Australian Ambassador HE James Wise presided over the event at the Sukhothai Hotel, which was supported by the Sukhothai Hotel and Singapore Airlines.

ML Laksasubha Kridakon, AustCham Thailand vice president in charge of the Alumni & co-chair of Australian-Alumni said, “The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand) in collaboration with the Thai-Australian Association are very pleased to see a number of Thai graduates from Australian universities at the official launch of Australian-Alumni. The Australian-Alumni programme, funded initially by the Australian Government’s Australian-Thailand institute, has been established to support Thais who have graduated from Australian institutions by offering them opportunities to participate, network and leverage their education for both personal and professional success.

HE Australian Ambassador James Wise (far left) is seen with (L-R) Pichai Chuensuksawadi, ML Lasassubha Kridakon, Dr Sirikorn Maneerin, John Hancock, and ML Kathathong Thongyai after the panel discussion on “Journey to Leadership Positions” as all of them are Australian graduates. HE Australian Ambassador James Wise (far left) is seen with (L-R) Pichai Chuensuksawadi, ML Lasassubha Kridakon, Dr Sirikorn Maneerin, John Hancock, and ML Kathathong Thongyai after the panel discussion on “Journey to Leadership Positions” as all of them are Australian graduates.

“We already have around 500 Australian Alumni participating actively in Australian-Alumni activities, and we are in touch with another 800 via email. However, we wish to increases those numbers as many exciting activities are being planned. We want everyone to have a access to all the benefits both from our own activities as well as held in collaboration with other alumni-related organisations,” ML Laksasubha said.

During the launch there was a panel discussion on “Journey to Leadership Positions” from Australian graduates, including Pichai Chuensuksawadi, editor-in-chief of Post Publishing Plc; ML Kathathong Thongyai, director of the Office of Product Value Promotion and the Department of International Trade Promotion from the Ministry of Commerce; Dr. Sirikorn Maneerin, managing director & owner of Keeree Waree Seaside Villa & Spa as well as former Education deputy minister and former president of Thailand Knowledge Park; and John Hancock, Board Member of the Australian-Thai institute (ATI).

“As a graduate from the University of Canberra I am proud of the strong Australian education system. I especially learned about work ethics and accountability which I apply to both my work and personal life. The experience has made me who I am today,” ML Laksasubha added.

Courtesy of MUFASA video production, Australian-Alumni launched a new video on its website featuring ML Laksasubha Kridakon, along with Thai-Australia Association (TAA) president, Charn Saralertsophon and Australian-Alumni honorary patrons, Mechai Viravaidya and John Hancock.

For more details on the Australian-Alumni please visit www.australianalumni.com or email Josh Hyland, [email protected]