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Mr. Richard Bernhard

Executive Director, Kenan Institute Asia 

As the Executive Director of the Kenan Institute Asia (Kenan), Richard Bernhard has over twenty years of experience in managing multi-sector programs that bring together the private sector, government, academia, NGOs and local communities to address key development needs in Southeast Asia with a focus on Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

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He is responsible for 80 staff and the overall operations of the Institute including programming, finance, accounting, human resources and general administration. Richard is secretary of the Institute’s board of trustees and executive committee and serves on the finance committee. He has extensive experience in managing large multi-million dollar, complex projects for a range of clients in business and economic development, education, public health and civil society.

Richard earned an MA degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and graduated with an MBA from the OneMBA program, a global executive MBA delivered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rotterdam School of Management, Fundação Getulio Vargas, and Monterrey Tech. He received a certification for Corporate Community Involvement from the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College. Richard was the Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand’s CSR Committee for nine years. He is an Adjunct Lecturer, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Executive Committee

Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham

Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn

Mr. W. Charles Blocker

Dr. John D. Kasarda

Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul

Dr. Varakorn Samakoses

Dr. Supavud Saicheua

Mr. Pradap Pibulsonggram

Mr. Richard Bernhard

Board of Trustees

Mr. Anand Panyarachun

Mr. Aidan ST. P. Walsh

Ms. Joan Gillings

Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham

Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn

Dr. Supavud Saicheua

Mr. W. Charles Blocker

Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul

Mr. Owen Gwyn

Dr. Varakorn Samakoses

Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti

Mr. Isara Vongkusolkit

Dr. Peter Coclanis

Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Dr. John D. Kasarda

Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak (EX-OFFICIO)

Mr. Pradap Pibulsongkram

Mr. Pala Sookawesh

Ambassador William H. Itoh

Mr. Richard Bernhard (EX-OFFICIO)