Thailand: A New Era in Thai Politics

Daniel Henderson, Vriens & Partners; Punyaphan Klykoom, Vriens & Partners; Nigel Gould-Davies, Professor, Mahidol University and Punyaphan Klykoom, Senior Associate, Vriens & Partners

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-01/05 Shaw Centre)

Date : March 02, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Price : $25.00

2018-03-02 11:45:00 2018-03-02 13:00:00 Asia/Singapore 2018_03_02 Thailand: A New Era in Thai Politics King Vajiralongkorn is expected to be coronated in early 2018. At the end of 2017, he approved the 5th cabinet of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha who took power through a military coup in 2014. In the interim, the Prime Minister has presided over the ratification of a new constitution and pressed forward with an economic program to reinvigorate the Thai economy. During a November 2017 meeting with President Trump in Washington D.C., the Prime Minister committed to announcing elections at the end of 2018. This luncheon discussion will feature a panel of experts who will seek to assess the success of the political and economic reform agenda, Thailand’s 20-year strategy and the likely shape of Thai politics in the years ahead. Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-01/05 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore Register for event

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King Vajiralongkorn is expected to be coronated in early 2018. At the end of 2017, he approved the 5th cabinet of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha who took power through a military coup in 2014. In the interim, the Prime Minister has presided over the ratification of a new constitution and pressed forward with an economic program to reinvigorate the Thai economy. During a November 2017 meeting with President Trump in Washington D.C., the Prime Minister committed to announcing elections at the end of 2018.

This luncheon discussion will feature a panel of experts who will seek to assess the success of the political and economic reform agenda, Thailand’s 20-year strategy and the likely shape of Thai politics in the years ahead.

About the Speakers:

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Daniel Henderson
Country Director
Vriens & Partners

Daniel Henderson is the Country Director and Chief Thailand Representative of Vriens & Partners’ Thailand office. Based in Bangkok, Daniel helps clients design and implement effective government relations strategies across Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Prior to joining V&P, Daniel was a CoFounder of a programmatic advertising start up called Pacific Audiences. From 2011-2015, Daniel was a Manager at the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington D.C.
  USABC represents 160 U.S. Fortune 500 Companies in Southeast Asia, helping them advance their business interests.  At the Council he has developed his network with a broad range of public, private and military stakeholders across a number of country and industry sectors.

Prior to joining the Council, he lived in Cambodia for two years where he led a team to establish a Cambodian branch of the world’s largest youth leadership development organization, AIESEC.
  In addition, he helped start a Cambodian branch of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a global young professionals’ network that has its origins in the United States. Each of these organizations is dedicated to young professional development and entrepreneurship.

Daniel was born and raised in the United Kingdom and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics from the University of Leeds.
  He became a U.S. citizen in 2013.

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Dr Nigel Gould-Davies
Professor
Mahidol University

Nigel Gould-Davies teaches at Mahidol University in Thailand. From 2010-13 he held senior government relations roles in the international energy industry in Central Asia and Southeast Asia. From 2000-10 he served in the British Foreign Office, where his roles included ambassador to Belarus, head of the economic department in Moscow, and project director in the Strategy Unit of the Policy Planning Directorate.

Dr Gould-Davies is widely published on International Relations and Soviet/post-Soviet affairs. He received his BA and MPhil from Oxford University and his PhD from Harvard University.

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Punyaphan Klykoom
Senior Associate
Vriens & Partners

Punyaphan joined Vriens & Partners Thailand in 2013 as a Junior Associate. He has since risen to the position of Senior Associate and has garnered extensive experience servicing clients across a broad array of sectors, ranging from agriculture and healthcare to banking and ICT. A specialist in regulatory monitoring and political risk analysis, he has helped clients gain time-sensitive insights into the frequently opaque world of Thai politics and policymaking. Major research matters he has handled included single-handedly penning an industry white paper for a nutrition producers’ association, writing topic-specific landscape assessments on various client related issues (such as state enterprise reform, procurement procedure changes, and anti-corruption drives), and co-authoring a regional market entry report for a global entertainment provider. Punyaphan has also delivered private, in-person briefings on Thailand’s political developments for regional-level executives at top multinationals.

Punyaphan also undertakes advocacy work. In addition to helping regional and country managers devise and execute engagement strategies and campaigns, he also regularly secures bilateral access to industry regulators for his clients.

Punyaphan holds degrees from Thammasat and Oxford universities. In his spare time, he is an avid cineaste with a penchant for Ozu family dramas, as well as an aspiring foodie who struggles to keep his various blogs regularly updated
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