The Council is pleased to host a Welcome Luncheon for H.E. Thani Thonphakdi, Appointed Ambassador of Thailand to the United States. Ambassador Thani has already enjoyed a distinguished diplomatic career, most recently as Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (2017-2019) and previously as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva (2012-2017). He has also served as Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and as Counsellor and Minister-Counsellor for Political and Economic Affairs in the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. (2001-2004). Ambassador Thani's full biography can be found here.
We are excited to welcome Ambassador Thani to Washington on behalf of the U.S. business community. In addition to Royal Thai Embassy and other ASEAN officials, the luncheon will include U.S. government and other key stakeholders. The luncheon will be a unique opportunity to engage Ambassador Thani at the very beginning of his tenure, to underscore the Council's dedication to strengthening the U.S.-Thailand relationship.