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The members of the board of the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation contribute to the success of the Foundation's activities by sharing their knowledge and by being actively and selflessly involved in the organization of events whenever needed. 

The present board members of the Foundation are:

  • Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz (President).

  • M.R. Priyanandana Rangsit (Vice-President).

  • Khun Pariwat Bumrungdham.

  • Khun Tuenjai Sinthuvnik.

  • Mr. Philip Coates.

  • Khun Kongpetch Santisuphaporn.

  • Dr. Jaruwaree Snitwongse Na Ayuthaya.

  • Khun Kulachad Kukaewkasem.

- Secretary: Ms. Morakot Jirareesatian
- Ass.Secretary: Ms. Salinthip Rodtassana. 

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Words of the President

I would like to thank you for visiting the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation's website, which I have the honor to preside. The Foundation is named after the Thai royal title of an ancestor of my father’s family. It is thus a privilege for me to have an opportunity to contribute in preserving the memory of his work and achievements as General Advisor to King Rama V.

I have discovered Thailand over two decades ago and have based myself in this wonderful country since then.
Thailand has brought a lot of happiness into my life. I feel truly thankful to the Thai society for having welcomed me and given me a chance to integrate so nicely. I will also be forever grateful to the Thai culture, which has definitely contributed in making me improve on many levels and be a better person, year after year.

For these reasons, and besides activities organized to help the society and those related to Chao Phya Abhai Raja himself, the Foundation also aims at fostering and nurturing friendship with Thailand and with the Thai people. The Foundation will always be enthusiast in helping build good, mutually beneficial, and peaceful relations between Thailand and countries or societies which share common values with the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation.

With the precious help and assistance of my fellow board members, this is a way for me not only to give back my family and to the society, but also to give back to Thailand, a country that has given me so much. 

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