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Australian Alumni Awards 2017

A celebration of two countries who share a close bond is the best way to describe the recent Australian Alumni Awards, held at the SO Sofitel Bangkok, on Thursday 22 June. In its fifth year, the Australian Alumni Awards recognise the significant achievements of Alumni members who have graduated from any Australian University or other Australian institute of higher learning, and whose endeavours reflect the best of Australian education, and this year was no exception with an impressive list of finalists compete for the five Alumni Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! And thank you to Australian Embassy Bangkok, Blackmores Thailand, dwp Thailand, Coffee Club Thailand, Beston Global Foods, BMAsia, AustCham Thailand, and Australian Alumni Association for making it such a great event!

The following are the winners for 2017;

Award Categories

1. Australian Embassy, Bangkok - Alumni of the Year Award

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence in their professional career and/or through charitable activities.

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H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj

Minister of the Digital Economy and Society for the Royal Thai Government; Alumnus from University of New South Wales.


2. Blackmores - Alumni Leadership Award

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership of the highest calibre.  The award recognises both established and emerging leaders.



Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana

Acting Director of College of Health Systems Management and Assistant President for Comprehensive Operations, Naresuan University; Alumnus from University of New England.


3. dwp - Alumni Entrepreneurial Award

This award recognises an individual who has achieved entrepreneurial success.  The individual may be an owner, partner, investor or employee who has successfully implemented an innovative initiative.



Mr. Harprem Doowa

Managing Director and Co-Founder of Frank.co.th; Alumnus from Monash University.


4. Young Alumni Award

This award recognises a young individual (up to 35 years of age at the time of nomination) who has distinguished themselves through a high level of professional accomplishment and/or charitable service early in their career.



Mr. Phantabat Santimakorn

Director of Bangkok Ventures Co., Ltd; Alumnus from RMIT University.


5. Alumni Community Engagement Award



Ms. Sirivimol Kitaphanich

Owner of Rai Ruen Rom Organic Farm, Chiang Mai; Alumnus from University of Melbourne.



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