Vision

Promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between Thailand and the rest of the world.
Foster synergy at people’s level through academic and cultural exchanges.

Mission

Conducting Thailand’s public diplomacy to extend goodwill and friendship to people around
the world as well as exploring areas of cooperation on the basis of mutual interest.

Promoting better understanding about Thailand and Thai people through Thai studies and
exchange programs, Thai culture and heritage as well as Thai values/characteristics or Thainess.

Offering online Thai language courses for foreign language speakers.

H.E. Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya

Chairman

A message from the Chairman:

“Since 2007, the Thailand Foundation was set up to actively promote friendship and constructive cooperation between Thailand and the rest of the world.

The Foundation has attempted to carry out this mission by implementing various projects to promote better understanding of Thai culture, Thai values and Thai characteristics with underlying goodwill, friendship and mutual interests at people’s level overseas.

Hopefully, the Thailand Foundation will be able to continue to foster synergy with trust with all friends abroad in all the years to come”

Mr. Tharit Charungvat

Secretary-General

A message from the Secretary-General:

“Thailand Foundation serves as a channel where people can gain better knowledge and understanding about Thailand, Thai people, and the essences of Thainess. We offer contents relating to Thai culture, heritage, and the core characteristics of the Thai people, namely, Respect, Compassion, and Openness.

At the same time, Thailand Foundation strives to promote interactions between Thai people and the international community. We aim to foster knowledge and mutual understanding between peoples through exchange and scholarships programs that focus on creating firsthand interactions and experiences.

Through these efforts, we hope to build long-lasting networks of friendship between Thailand and our friends around the world.”

Board of Directors

Executive Members

Mr. Chirayu Isarangkun na Ayuthaya, Ph.D.
Chairman

Mr. Thani Thongphakdi
Vice Chairman
Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Board Members

Mr. Auttapol Rerkpiboon
Present and Chief Executive Officer
PTT Public Company Limited

Prof. Bundhit Eua-Apporn, Ph.D.
President
Chulalongkorn University

Mr. Dusit Manapan
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Isara Vongkusolkit
Honorary Chairman
Mitr Phol Sugar Corp., Ltd.

Mr. Kongsak Yodmanee, Ph.D.
Governor
The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT)

Miss Pattarat Hongtong
Director-General Department of International Co-operation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan, Ph.D.
Secretary-General
The National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations (MPC)

Mr. Sorut Sukthaworn
Director Finance Management Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont
Chief Executive Officer
Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd.

Mr. Tana Weskosith
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Tanee Sangrat
Director-General Department of Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thai Beverage Public Company Limited

Mrs. Yupha Taweewattanakitborvon
Permanent Secretary for Culture
Ministry of Culture

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn
Governor
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Secretary-General

Mr. Tharit Charungvat

Logo and Motto


Thailand Foundation’s logo portrays three distinctive spires (or “prang” in Thai) of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The Temple was chosen as the emblem of the organization due to its historic significance to travelers both local and from abroad. Wat Arun dates back to the Ayutthaya period. However, its prangs were built during the reigns of King Rama II and King Rama III. The central spire then became one of the tallest constructions in Bangkok at the time when modern-day skyscrapers and colossal buildings were not yet introduced. Travelers would look to the towering landmark to guide their directions toward the capital. Foreigners sailing up the Chao Phraya River from the sea would have viewed the sight of the central spire as a marker of having arrived in Thailand. With the rise of tourism, the sunset scene over the Chao Phraya River with Wat Arun as a background is considered a must-see sight by many visitors. Today, the Temple remains one of Thailand’s iconic sites and a symbol of welcome for travelers to the country.

The Foundation’s motto, “Connecting People Through Goodwill and Friendship,” refers to its aim to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between Thailand and the rest of the world. Through this effort, the Foundation hopes to foster synergy and friendship across the globe.

Collaborations