AMCHAM Committee Meetings
On September 11, the committee met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to hear about the latest developments in leadership coaching from Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, founder of Thecoach; Dr. Siraya Kongsompong, Apmgroup;. Srikanth Seshadri, Executive/ Leadership Coach; and Chirathep Senivongs Na Ayudhya, Bank of Thailand. Pictured are the speakers ( holding gifts) with committee leaders Christopher Schultz and Amy Christenson.
Greater Phuket Chapter
On September 18, the committee met at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to learn how to attract high- end tourists from China from David Johnson and Vanessa Zhu of Delivering Asia Communications ( DAC). Pictured are ( from left): John Magee ( committee leader), Vanessa Zhu ( speaker), David Johnson ( speaker), and Bill Barnett ( committee leader).
On September 22, the Young Professionals Committee and friends gathered at The Social Bar, Mode Sathorn Hotel for a social networking night. The event raised Baht 11,450 for the AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation’s Adopt- a- School program. Pictured are ( from left): Peter Moore ( committee leader), a lucky draw winner, Laurie Colyer ( committee leader), and Wijarana Satasook, Conrad Bangkok.
On September 18, the committee met at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok to hear about the NIST Cyber Security Framework from Timothy Grance, Senior Computer Scientist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST) in the U. S. Pictured are ( from left): Steven Furst, Pricewaterhousecoopers ABS; John Formichella, committee leader; Timothy Grance ( speaker) and Peter Fischbach, ISM Technology Recruitment.
On September 21, the committee met at the JW Marriott to hear an update on the amendments to the Guarantee and Mortgage bills by Joseph Tisuthiwongse and Praopetch Srijayanta from Clifford Chance. Pictured are ( from left): Judy Benn, AMCHAM; Joseph Tisuthiwongse ( speaker); Praopetch Srijayanta ( speaker), and Vanina Sucharitkul, Herbert Smith Freehills.
Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR)
On September 24, the committee met in AMCHAM’S Citi Boardroom to hear about IBM’S best CSR practices from Nisagon Khongphaitoon, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Professional. Pictured are the speaker and committee leader Alex Mavro ( 3rd and 2nd from right, front row) with meeting attendees.
Energy & Environment
On September 28, the committee met at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit to hear about Thailand’s Power Development Plan 2015 - 2036 from Dr. Jiraporn Sirikum, Assistant Director, System Planning Division - Generation, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand ( EGAT). Pictured are ( from left): John Diecker, Mark Hutchinson, Wojtek Paczocha, Dr. Jiraporn Sirikum ( speaker), and Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul ( committee leader).
joint OSAC/ AMCHAM Security
On October 7 at the Pacific City Club, the Overseas Security Advisory Council ( OSAC) and AMCHAM Security cmte held a joint meeting to hear a presentation on Maintaining Business Continuity in Turbulent Times by Neil Biggadike from Active Management Asia. Pictured are ( from left): Tom Van den Brink; Matthew Quin ( committee leader); Neil Biggadike ( speaker); Henny Beeber ( committee leader); representative from Pacific City Club; and Frank Desomer.
On October 10, the Chapter met at Vientiane International School, in Vientiane, Lao PDR, for their Annual AMCHAM Picnic. The picnic served as a fundraiser for the AMCHAM Lao Scholarship Program. Pictured are the Recipients of the AMCHAM Lao Scholarship Program ( AMCHAM Lao Scholars) with U. S. Ambassador Daniel Clune.
On September 28, the Committee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Boardroom to hear Dr. Kobsak Phutrakul, Executive Vice President of Bangkok Bank Plc. ( BBL), share his insights on Thailand’s economic outlook for 2016, the policy framework of the new economic team, the political uncertainty and implications on the economy. Pictured are ( from left): Pavich Supapipat, Pavin Rodloytuk, Judy Benn, Dr. Kobsak Phutrakul ( speaker), Teera Phutrakul ( committee leader), and Robert Fitts.
joint Human Resources and Professional Women
On October 9, the committees met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to hear a lecture and a panel discussion on women in the Thai workplace” from Dr. Jesper Döpping, Mahidol University International College; Tammy Chan, Philip Morris; Waewkanee Assoratgoon, Yum Restaurants; and Sothaya Srisukho, General Cable. Pictured are the speakers ( holding gifts) with Amy Christenson ( 2nd from left) and Richard Jackson ( far right), HR committee leaders.
On October 13, the committee reunited for Physique 57’ s signature 57- minute classes, with invigorating and empowering barre workouts committed to sculpting bodies and changing lives. Pictured are AMCHAM Professional Woman committee attendants in a workout session taught by Physique 57’ s team of talented expert instructors.