Congratulations to all winners at last night’s Australian Alumni Awards 2018, held at the SO Sofitel in Bangkok!
Australian Embassy Bangkok ‘Alumni of the Year Award’: Professor Emeritus Dr. Mingsarn Santikarn Kaosa-ard; The Chair and Director of Public Policy Studies Institute Foundation, and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Social and Economic Research of National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT); Alumni from Australian National University, and Dr. Bandid Nijathaworn; President and CEO of the Thai Institute of Directors; Alumni from La Trobe University;
Blackmores ‘Alumni Leadership Award’: Associate Professor Dr. Bundit Fungtammasan; Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT); University of New South Wales;
dwp ‘Alumni Entrepreneurial Award’: Mr. Rutchasit Hiranyaphinant; Chief Executive Officer / Growlab Agritech Company Limited; Alumni from Australian National University;
The Coffee Club Thailand ‘Alumni Community Engagement Award’: Dr. Thira Woratanarat; Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University; Alumni from University of Newcastle
AustCham Thailand ‘Young Alumni Award’: Ms. Purnima Ghogar Ruanglertbutr; Bangkok Patana School, Secondary English Teacher; Alumni from The University of New South Wales and The University of Melbourne.
Not to mention, congratulations to all the finalists:
Dr. Veerachat Petpisit, Chief Executive Officer - Healthcare Ventures, BridgeAsia Group; Australian Alumni from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Dr. Darika Lathapipat , President, Dhurakitpundit University; Australian Alumni from University of New South Wales
Assistant Professor Dr. Rattana Wetprasit, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, Prince of Songkhla University Phuket Campus; Australian Alumni from Griffith University
Mr. Dwight Willis, Founder & CEO / Dollarsmart Global Pte. Ltd.; Australian Alumni from Southern Cross University and Sydney University
Dr. Panraphee Raphiphan, CEO and Founder of AHAPPENER Co., Ltd.; Australian Alumni from Monash University
Ms. Chiman Estephan, Speech & Language Therapist / Autism Specialist Little Sprouts Children’s Center; Australian Alumni from University of Sydney
Mr. Niti (Nick) Mukayavongsa, Assistant Vice-President (Academic), Dhurakij Pundit University; Australian Alumni from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Senior Colonel Wandee Tosuwan, Defence Science and Technology Department; Australian alumni from The University of New South Wales
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence in their professional career and/or through charitable activities.
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership of the highest calibre. The award recognises both established and emerging leaders.
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This award recognises a young individual (up to 35 years of age at the time of nomination) who has distinguished themselves through a high level of professional accomplishment and/or charitable service early in their career.
This award recognises individuals who have demonstrated an ability to enhance and develop the livelihood of the communities in which they live/work.