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Kenan Leadership

Kenan board of trustees .

Kenan Foundation Asia is overseen by an all-volunteer board of trustees, consisting of leading academics, business leaders, and former government officials.

Executive Committee.

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Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham

Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia

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Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham

Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia

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Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn

Vice Chair and President, Kenan Foundation Asia
Former Deputy Minister of Industry, Thailand

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Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn

Vice Chair and President, Kenan Foundation Asia
Former Deputy Minister of Industry, Thailand

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Mr. Charles Blocker

Chief Executive Officer, IC Partners Ltd.

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Mr. Charles Blocker

Chief Executive Officer, IC Partners Ltd.

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Dr. John D. Kasarda

Director, Center for Air Commerce, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Dr. John D. Kasarda

Director, Center for Air Commerce, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education

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Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education

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Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul 

Executive Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency

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Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul 

Executive Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency

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Dr. Varakorn Samakoses 

Board Member, Office of the National Economics and Social Development Council

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Dr. Varakorn Samakoses 

Board Member, Office of the National Economics and Social Development Council

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Dr. Supavud Saicheua

Advisor of Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group

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Dr. Supavud Saicheua

Advisor of Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group

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Mr. Pradap Pibulsonggram

Adviser to National Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Mr. Pradap Pibulsonggram

Adviser to National Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Dr. Wimonkan Kosumas

Former Deputy Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)

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Dr. Wimonkan Kosumas

Former Deputy Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)

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Mr. Ralph L. “Skip” Boyce

Former US Ambassador to Thailand

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Mr. Ralph L. “Skip” Boyce

Former US Ambassador to Thailand

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Mr. Richard Bernhard

Executive Director, Kenan Foundation Asia

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Mr. Richard Bernhard

Executive Director, Kenan Foundation Asia

Board of trustees .

Mr. Anand Panyarachun

Former Prime Minister of Thailand, Kenan Founding and Honorary Chairman

Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham

Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia, Independent Director, Siam Commercial Bank

Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn

Vice Chair and President, Kenan Foundation Asia
Former Deputy Minister of Industry, Thailand

Mr. Ralph L. “Skip” Boyce

Former US Ambassador to Thailand

Mr. Evan Gwyn

Managing Director, Springside Ventures

Dr. Supavud Saicheua

Advisor of Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group

Mr. Charles Blocker

Chief Executive Officer, IC Partners Ltd.

Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul

Executive Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency

Dr. Varakorn Samakoses

Board Member, Office of the National Economics and Social Development Council

Dr. Wimonkan Kosumas

Former Deputy Director General · Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP)

Khunying Kasama Varavarn

Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education

Mr. Pradap Pibulsonggram

Adviser to National Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Frank Kenan

Co-Founder, KD Capital Management

Mr. Owen Gwyn

Chairman, GEOCORP

Mr. Gregory W. Brown

Director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti

Chairman, Northern Gulf Petroleum Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Peter Coclanis

Director, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. John D. Kasarda

Director, Center for Air Commerce, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Wattanawit Gajaseni (EX OFFICIO)

Deputy Director General – Acting Director, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)

Mr. Richard Bernhard
(EX-OFFICIO)

Executive Director, Kenan Foundation Asia