Prae Sunantaraks

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About Prae Sunantaraks
  • Mekong Region Director, AVPN
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Prae is our Mekong consultant joining AVPN in January 2020. She works with the AVPN Southeast Asia team on the development of the social investment ecosystem in the Greater Mekong region covering Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. Her role as Mekong consultant focuses on maximizing potential benefits for new and existing AVPN members as well as developing and growing the AVPN membership network in the Greater Mekong region. Prae provides strategic advice to members following AVPN’s Connect, Learn, Lead philosophy. She values enthusiasm, conscientiousness, and is a result-driven individual.

Prae has 15 years of experience in corporate communication, HRBP consulting, CSR and partnership development. As a passionate believer in the power of effective communication, Prae has spent much of her career championing causes and social movements such as education empowerment, social equity, health promotion and environmental preservation in ASEAN countries.

Before joining AVPN, Prae held such positions as General Manager at Central Retail Corporation, Director of CSR & Community Relations at Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC, Senior Consultant at Kenan Institute Asia, Corporate Citizenship Manager at Coca-Cola Thailand, and PR Consultant at Hill & Knowlton Strategies.

Prae received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and Master’s Degree in Public Relations specializing in Communication for Social Development from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is a certified CSR practitioner from the Center of Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, and a certified MBTI® practitioner from CPP Asia Pacific.

Prae was born visually impaired with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), although limited in sight, she has a vision that disabilities should not stop people from doing good and living lives full of especially creative insights. Her interests include a love of vegan foods, creating and listening to podcasts. She regards voluntarism as a sign of social conscience, and spent nine years volunteering weekly at the Bangkok school for the blind.