Dear CanCham Thailand members and friends,
It is my great pleasure to present the 2023 CanCham Annual Resource and Membership Directory. I would like to thank the CanCham staff and our editorial team, Scott Murray and the ScandMedia team, for their tremendous efforts in producing this Directory.
As we embark on another exciting year, I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and dedicated group of individuals.
First and foremost, I would like to thank Am- bassador Dr. Sarah Taylor for her steadfast support of the chamber during her tenure here in Thailand. Ambassador Taylor’s tire- less efforts, diplomatic expertise, and com- mitment to fostering bilateral relations have been instrumental in strengthening economic ties and creating a favorable environment for trade and investment between our two na- tions. She has been a strong advocate for canada, and canadian citizens, businesses, and values since she arrived in the Kingdom. We wish her all the best in her next posting.
Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade commissioner Sanjeev chowdhury, Second Secretary (Commercial), Vice-Consul and trade commissioner christophe rouleau, and the entire embassy team have also provided unwavering support to the chamber, for which we will be eternally grateful. I look forward to working closely with Sanjeev, christophe, and the embassy team throughout the upcoming year.
I would like to thank my predecessor, Derek van Pelt, for his outstanding leadership and dedication in guiding our chamber over the past three tumultuous and challenging years. Under his stewardship, CanCham has achieved significant milestones, fostered strong business relationships, and played a vital role in promoting bilateral trade between Thailand and Canada.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors: Air Canada, Bangkok Hospital, ISB, Bangkok Patana School, Allied Thailand, and Magna Automotive (Thailand). your continued support and commitment to cancham thailand have been instrumental in our success. Your contributions enable us to offer valuable programs, networking events, knowledge-sharing sessions, and advocacy initiatives that benefit our members and promote sustainable growth and prosperity within our community.
I am also honored and thankful to work with our strong board of Directors and dedicated Advisors, whose individual profiles appear later in this publication. During our recent annual planning meeting, i was genuinely inspired by your ideas and commitment to the chamber, and i look forward to an exciting and innovative year.
We have had some changes to the cancham office team this past year – our sincere thanks to Jen Meckhayai for all of his efforts as our Executive Director over the past several years. Thank you to Varindhorn (Fin) Kasiraksa, our Marketing & Project coordinator, who managed our marketing efforts so well. And finally, thank you to Naphatsorn (Bell) Kijmongkoltham, our Events & Marketing coordinator, who has helped make all our events successful. We wish all of you great success in your future endeavours.
Of course, we are all grateful to our Office and Accounting Manager Parinya (Ben) Tungboonyakiat, who keeps our finances and office running smoothly. And we welcome Chonkarn (Pearl) Boonyanuwat, our new Marketing & Project Coordinator.
I also want to personally thank Dan McKay, who has stepped up the fill the vacant Executive Director position. Your experience and knowledge of the chamber will be vital to our efforts going forward, and I look forward to working closely with you.
Finally, i would like to thank all our members for your continued support, dedication, and involvement in CanCham. Your contributions play an integral role in the success and growth of our organization.
I encourage you to actively participate in our upcoming events, share your insights, and make the most of the valuable connections available through our chamber. Your engagement and active involvement will be key to our collective success.
If you have any suggestions, ideas, or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our dedicated board. We are here to listen, support, and serve you.
Thank you again for your support, and i look forward to an exciting and fruitful year ahead.
President of CanCham Thailand
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