AMCHAM Com­mit­tee Meet­ings

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Hu­man Re­sources

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).

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

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.

Lao Chap­ter

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.

Busi­ness Eco­nomics

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.

Pro­fes­sional Women

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.

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