Australian Alumni Awards 2016

Venue: St Regis Hotel
Date: 23 June 2016

One of the premier events for Australian alumni is the Australian Alumni Awards, organised by AustCham with support and attendance by the Australian Embassy, the Australian Alumni Association (Thailand) and Thai-Australian Technological Services Center (TATSC).  The awards provided an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of alumni members who have applied their Australian education in their professional endeavours in Thailand. 

More than 150 guests attended the Australian Alumni Awards 2016 in the Astor Ballroom at the St Regis Hotel in Bangkok which was opened by Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard. Khun Panita Vongkusolkit and Khun Prom Sirisant were announced as Global Alumni Ambassadors, which is part of Australian Government’s effort to raise the profile of Australia’s world class education system and strengthen the connections between Australia and rest of the world.

Award Recipients

Alumni of the Year Award
Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor-in-Chief of Post Publishing and Editor of the
Bangkok Post (James Cook University, University of Queensland)

Alumni Leadership Award
Dr. Thitipong Nandhabiwat, Dean, International College of Rangsit
University (Murdoch University)

Alumni Entrepreneurial Award
Phundanai ‘Peter’ Sathavonmanee, Co-founder Coro Brothers Company Limited (Monash University)

Young Alumni Award
Kawita Vatanajyankur, Video Artist and Founder of the Ferry Gallery (RMIT University)

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Since 2016, admission to AAA Thailand events have been free of charge. However, the AAA Thailand Committee reserves the right to charge nominal fees for certain events from July 2020 onwards. For events organised by the Australian Embassy, AAA Thailand will submit names of alumni members to the embassy on a rotation basis. However, the final decision as to which alumni are invited rests with the Australian Embassy.