Chulalongkorn Business School (CBS), in collaboration with the Townsend’s Thai Project and the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, launched their Financial Communication Center on June 23rd.
The Center is designed to train financial advisers who will in turn help educate Thai households with financial management skills and knowledge to enable them to manage their general household finances as well as prepare for financial risks such as fluctuations in income, chronic illness and premature disability.
Attending the recent launch of the Chulalongkorn Business School’s Financial Communication Center were, from left to right, Dr. Sunti Tirapat, Director of the Social Innovation Center, Chulalongkorn Business School, Dr. Danuja Kunpanitchakit, Vice President, Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Virach Aphimeteetamrong, Honorable Committee, Chulalongkorn University Council, Siripong Paisarnkongtawee, Representative from the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Chuleeporn Nuamtanong, Representative from the Thai Bankers Association, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, ML. Chayotid Kridakon, Senior Country Officer, Thailand, and Managing Director of J.P. Morgan, Professor Robert M. Townsend, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wiwan Tarahirunchote, Honorable Committee, Chulalongkorn University Council, Dr. Pasu Decharin, Dean, Chulalongkorn Business School, and Professor Russ Wermers, Director of Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
The Center will begin by focusing up to 600 households on low- and middle-income households in four rural and semi-urban provinces in Thailand – Buriram, Sisaket, Chachoengsao, and Lopburi.