Speakers are the main feature of events. In an effort to offer assistance to sponsors, organizers and planners holding their events in Thailand, this Speaker Roster is available for your consideration.

The honourable dignitaries have agreed to be a part of the Roster and can be approached for the main delegation or accompanying persons program.

Thailand is home to authorities and experts on various interests and the availabilities are limitless. The Speaker Roster will continue to grow. Meanwhile if you would like to identify speakers on other subjects not currently shown, please do let us know at info@tica.or.th

TICA hopes that the Roster is helpful in planning your events and assure you of our full cooperation at all times.

Bundit Ungrangsee is a highly sought-after international conductor, with a career spanning 5 continents. He has appeared in front of leading orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York, Utah Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the prestigious La Fenice Theatre in Venice. He has conducted more than 500 symphonic and operatic performances with more than 40 orchestras worldwide ( www.bunditmusic.com ). Recent engagements include concerts with: Pomeriggi Musicali (Milan), Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo (Italy), Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia (including an Asian tour), Malaysian Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony (Canada), Cukurova Symphony (Turkey), Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Seoul and Busan Philharmonic Orchestras (South Korea), and the Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio (Rome). Future engagements in 2007 include invitations from orchestras in Italy, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Denmark.

Ungrangsee is also an active operatic conductor. He recently conducted a series of performances of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore in Ascoli Piceno (Italy) and La Traviata in a tour of South Korea. Other notable productions he has conducted are: Puccini’s Il Trittico (Australia), Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (USA), L’Elisir d’Amore (Ann Arbor, MI, USA), and Verdi’s Aida (France).

In November 2005, Ungrangsee was one of three international conductors invited to actively take part in the historic development of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra into a world-class musical institution. He was also given the post of Principal Guest Conductor of that orchestra and conducted numerous concerts with the orchestra. In June 2007, he invited the orchestra to give a concert tour in his home country, Thailand.

In September 2002 Ungrangsee was named Laureate and Co-Winner in the inaugural Maazel-Vilar International Conductors' Competition, held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The prize, awarded by a distinguished panel of judges including Lorin Maazel, Kyung-Wha Chung, Glenn Dicterow and Krzysztof Penderecki, recognizes him as first among the 362 competitors from 40 countries in the competition. At the conclusion of the competition, Maazel told the audience, "You are seeing the future of classical music."

A Thai conductor of Chinese descent, Mr. Ungrangsee is the first Thai to have won awards in many prestigious international conducting competitions. Other competition prizes include Winner of the International Competition for Young conductors in Lisbon, Portugal (1999). In 2002, he placed fourth among 37 conductors from over 20 nations in the Hungarian TV-Radio International Conducting Competition in Budapest. He also was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Besancon Competition in France in 1998.

His previous conducting posts include: Cover Conductor of New York Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of Charleston Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony (USA); Music Director and Conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles; Apprentice Conductor of the Oregon Symphony under James DePreist; and Assistant Conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Among the world-class artists with whom he has worked are Maxim Vengerov, Mikhail Pletnev, Julia Migenes, Joseph Alessi, the LaBeque Sisters, Paula Robison, Christopher Parkening, Christine Brewer and Elmer Bernstein.

The Los Angeles Times has reviewed Ungrangsee as "commanding calm and poise...exhibiting impressive assurance on the podium...His reading unwound unhurriedly and clearly, the patchwork drama made cogent and all the details noted, including pianissimo dynamics." The Charleston Post and Courier reviewed Ungrangsee as "display[ing] a sure touch…leading a glorious performance-a model of rhythmic drive, dynamic control and pinpoint accuracy….delivering a truly thrilling performance that left the audience breathless…. His reading, from beginning to end, was filled with deft touches that bespoke much attention to detail and phrasing."

In April 2004, Arabesque Records released an album of Mozart flute concertos conducted by Mr. Ungrangsee, featuring renowned soloist Paula Robison and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. The lush album, entitled "Mozart in Love," was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Adam Abeshouse. Just recently, in early 2005, Ungrangsee was invited to become a Music Ambassador for Music in ME, an outreach organization that brings music to children in the Middle East.

In 1998, he received the Leonard Bernstein Conducting Fellowship and was invited to be one of only three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood Music Center where he was mentored by Jorma Panula and Seiji Ozawa. Earlier in the same year, he was among nine young conductors from around the world to participate in the Sibelius Academy Conducting Masterclass at Carnegie Hall led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director of Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Among the teachers he recognizes as his main influences are world-renowned conducting teacher Jorma Panula and Maestro Lorin Maazel, Music Director of New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Maazel has said of Bundit that “He is on his way to becoming a major force in the world of conducting,” and privately trained him over the period of three years. Bundit received his Master's Degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan.

International publications that have profiled Mr. Ungrangsee include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe and American Record Guide.

The Thai Government has recognized his achievements with the titles of "National Artist" (Silpathorn) and "Cultural Diplomat"

Studies and Research Papers BOOKS  1. ทำสิ่งที่รัก ยังไงก็รุ่ง (How to Make Your Dreams Come True) 2. ดนตรีดีๆ ไม่มีกระได (Friendly Classics) 3. ต้องเป็นที่หนึ่งให้ได้ (Conduct Your Dreams) 4. สร้างคนไทยไปประดับโลก (world Class) 5. 30 วิธีเอาชนะโชคชะตา (The Luckiest Man in the World) 6. กฏแห่งความโชคดี (The Luckiest Man in the World Part 2)

CDs: 
1. The Magic Of Mozart
2. Just Good Music
3. Just Romantic
4. Christmas Classics
5. Heavenly Music
6. Popular Jazz Favourites
7. Classic Meets Jazz

DVDs
1. Music of Fate

Subjects for Speech:

LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK:
1. Harmonizing Your Organization
2. Inspired Leadership

INSPIRATION:
1. Dare to Dream

MIND MANAGEMENT
1. Think Like a Champion
2. World-Class Thinking
3. How to Set Goals and Achieve Them
4. On Becoming Excellent

MUSIC
1. Music Changes Lives

Career

Chief Executive Officer
DC Consultants & Marketing Communications Ltd.

DMG Books
Danai has more than 20 years of strategic PR and marketing communications experience, and has been consultant to such industries as aviation, automotive, banking and finance, retail, environment, corporate social responsibilities, IT, insurance, tourism, social issues and government sector.

At present, Danai has been running the country’s leading public relations and marketing communications firm, DC Consultants, as well as a premier publishing house under DMG brand for the past 16 years. In January 2007, Khun Danai set up a Human Resource Development Institute: DMG Academy aiming to blend the philosophy and teachings of Lord Buddha to the modern management context. 

Danai has served as an Executive Committee of Marketing Association of Thailand (MAT) in the period of 2002 – 2004. At present, he serves as a Board of Directors of the Millennium World Peace Foundation (MWPF); Executive Committee of Public Relations department, Thai Rice Foundation under Royal Patronage; Committee of the Classical Music Foundation under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra; and the Executive Committee of Advertising Association of Thailand for the year 2004 – 2006.

Studies and Research Papers

Danai Chanchaochai holds a master’s degree in marketing from Thammasat University and Gothenberg University, Sweden, and a BBA (First Honors) from Assumption University. He graduated from Clayton High School, St. Louis, Missouri, as an AFS exchange student.

He is columnist for several leading publications in Thailand, including Bangkok Post, Than Sethakij, Manager Daily, BusinessThai, Kom Chad Luek, and Praew Magazine and hosts radio shows under the topics of management and self-development through Buddhism.

A well-known editor/translator for several best selling titles including The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Asian Branding, The Entrepreneur, Lateral Marketing, King Bhumibhol Adulyadej of Thailand Book Series, King Bhumibhol and Dharma, to name just a few. The highly popular book with a focus on the concept of ‘Dharma’ from a more Western perspective ‘Dharma Moments’is published with an introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “This book contains plentiful contemporary advice in words that are easy to understand.”

He received Priew Awards as one of the top ten role models of Thailand and has been recently listed among Top 500 Society’s Prime Numbers (The essential Guide to the Social Season 2005) by Thailand Tatler, together with 100 Young Execs 2005 by The Nation Newspaper. 

He is the founder of Konrujai Club, the club that aims to spread the concept of modern Dharma and Vipassana meditation which everyone can apply into everyday life. Apart from working life, Khun Danai dedicates his time for many social activities such as ‘Don’t Drive Drunk’ campaign; a campaign to enhance the perception about Aids, and national campaign to encourage the reading habit.

Subjects for Speech:

  • guest speaker on the topics such as
  • Marketing Strategy
  • PR Strategy
  • Crisis Communications
  • White Ocean Strategy
  • Dharma and related issues

He was the first Thai businessman invited by Oxford University to deliver a talk on ‘Buddhist Tradition: A New Resource for Business Life’. In addition, he has been a guest speaker on Buddhism and ‘Dharma Quotient’ (DQ) in many key cities such as Sydney and Jakarta.

Career

Founder of TheCoach, providing Executive Coaching services with current focus on High Impact Presentation Skills Workshop. Other focuses can be tailored based on client needs.

Kriengsak Niratpattanasai is a Thai businessman and a founder of TheCoach (www.thaicoach.com). He is specializing in coaching groups and individuals on cross-cultural management, presentation skills and leadership. 

He has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, general management and management consulting with multi-national corporations such as Citibank, DBS, DHL Worldwide Express, Ericsson Communication and Kepner-Tregoe Inc. He has coached leading organizations such as; Amway, BASF, Big C, Citibank, GE Capital, KBANK, P&G, Siam Gypsum, Sun Microsystems and TOTAL E&P.

Kriengsak writes “Bridging the Gap”, a weekly column that appears in the Business Section of the Bangkok Post every Monday. He is also an author of 6 business management books on topics of: Selling, Coaching, Leadership skills, and Cross-Cultural Management. The latest book published in 2010 is High-Impact Presentation Skills.

He won the Marketing Award from Thammasart University and the Thailand Management Association in the year 2000 (Bronze Award - Service Category) for the successful marketing plan of the housing loan campaign by DBS Thai Danu Bank. Kriengsak received his LL.B. degree from Ramkhamhaeng University. 

Studies and Research Papers:
1) Bridging the Gap (English book)
2) Coaching by Story 1
3) Coaching by Story 2
4) Coaching by Story 3
5) High Impact Presentation (NEW)

And has been writing weekly column for Bangkok Post (column name: Bridging the Gap) and Post Today (in magazine section) on every Monday for over 10 years.

Subjects for Speech:
1) Executive Coaching (in many angles depending on needs)
2) Coaching by Question
3) Strengths-based coaching
4) Brain and Coaching
5) High Impact Presentation and Communication
6)Leadership
7) Cross cultural topics

Career
He was a former Governor as well as Advisor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and also he used to serve as Acting Rector of Silpakorn University.

At present, he is a Secretary General of the Green Leaf Foundation (GLF) and also President of Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT- I). He is often invited to be guest speaker and lecturer by many institutions.

Education
Pradech holds a Master’s degree in Urban Design from Pratt institute, New York and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Silpakorn university, Bangkok.

A well known tourism specialist, his focus is always on Sustainable Tourism Development. He has been serving as a resource person in tourism sector for World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for many yeas. He used to sit in the Program and Budget Committee of UNWTO as a representative of Ministry of Tourism and Sports. He was also a member of the National Legislative Assembly.

Subjects for Speech:

  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Eco and Adventure Tourism
  • Community Based Tourism
  • Tourism and Environment Management
  • Green Tourism
  • Tourism and Crisis Management
  • Tourism Planning
  • Cultural Tourism Management

Career

  • Self-Development Coach, Life Coach, Success Coach
  • Thailand’s first female motivational speaker
  • Author of the Best Selling Books – “When the Giant is Awake” and “Awaken the Giant”
  • Columnist in Selling Road Map Newspaper
Coach Siriluck Tansiri has been a motivational and inspirational speaker for 8 years. She used to be an accounting manager for 13 years and lived in a narrow world. She was nerdy, very old-fashioned, walk at snail speed and quiet. She was so called “Super Auntie”.

Her life was turned around since she’d attended the world #1 success coach - Anthony Robbins. She could totally change herself to another kind of person. Nowadays she is called “Super Woman” who inspires hundreds thousand of people in Thailand. www.coachsiriluck.com

She has been invited to “Awaken the Giant” from many top organizations such as Bank of Thailand, Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial bank, 7-11, KFC, Nestle’, Unilever, P&G, PTT, Shell, UPS, Pfizer, almost all insurance companies and MLM business, etc.

Coach Siriluck’s passion and expertise is to inspire and empower people to be their best. She has very high skill of coaching with unique style, full of energy and lots of fun. She can mix western and eastern knowledge properly. Many people who have attended her seminar acknowledge her that she is one of a kind who can inspire and bring out their hidden potential in a very short period of time.

Educations and Studies:
  • Bachelor Degree : Chulalongkorn University , Accounting Faculty
  • Master Degree : MBA – Finance & Management, Scranton University , Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Attended “Unleash the Power Within” by “Anthony Robbins”, World’s #1 Success Coach
  • Attended many seminars of “T. Harv Eker” , Best Selling Author of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Book” 
  • Joined “The Secrets to Doubling Your Sales, Productivity and Success Seminar” of “Brian Tracy” 
  • Attended “Rich Dad Poor Dad Seminar” of “Robert Kiyosaki”
  • Attended many seminars of “Landmark Education”
  • Attended many courses of “HOAI Institute”
Subjects for Speech:
  • The Power Within You / Awaken the Giant 
  • Communication Mastery 
  • The Secret to Wealth
  • Design Your Life
  • Million Dollar Idea
  • The Law of Attraction
  • Together We Win
.. And Related Issues ..


Leslie has operationally opened 3 hotels and been involved in the re-launching after refurbishment of 2 other hotels. He has been involved in both pre-opening training and training of many hotels in the Asia Pacific & Middle-East regions. Leslie has worked in every department of a hotel and has been the General Manger of a property before turning to his passion, of training people and making people/organizations better.

Leslie has the President's/CEO's award for running the best Sales team in in the world for Sheraton Hotels and the “EIBTM - IT & ME Personality Award for Asia & Pacific”. Choudhury was General Manager for Tour East Singapore and held simultaneously the portfolio of Group Director of Marketing for the entire group. Under his leadership Tour East won numerous awards, and was a leader in the MICE arena.

He also served as Vice-President of the National Association of Travel Agents, President of SITE Singapore, advisor to Ngee Ann Poly Business school, Adjunct lecturer for Hospitality & Tourism school for Temasek Poly, on the advisory committee to the “National Tourism Plan” for Singapore Tourism Board, Advisor for the tourism blue print for Zhuhai government, Advisory Board of Radisson Hotels Internationals, consultant to Rosenbluth International, Cendant, Marriott, Four Seasons, Banyan Tree & Sun Island Shanghai Resort Group.

Leslie is certified in, NLP, Directive Communication Psychology, Positive Psychology, and the only person in Asia certified with 'CITE' status as one of 55 individuals worldwide recognized for his expertise in Incentives and Motivation. Leslie Choudhury has a BBA from the University of Hawaii, USA. He also has an MBA & PhD in Psychology from the University of Hard Knocks.

Leslie has been the CEO or GM of 4 different companies in the Hospitality & Tourism arena in 4 different countries, namely in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China.

Leslie Choudhury is committed to the growth of individuals and companies. He will maximize you and your team's encounter into a life-changing experience that will transform your team into a commanding personal and corporate effectiveness.

Key Reference List:

  • Emirates Hotels & Resorts, Dubai (2X Hotels)
  • Harbor Hotel ( now sold to Marriott);400 rooms; 380 staff
  • Green Lakes Hotel; 400 service apartments; 300 staff
  • Emirates Holidays – Dubai; Leadership team “Train-the Trainer” for 75 Department heads
  • mirates Group Sales Leadership Team
  • Sun Island Resort – Shanghai, China; ¾ size of Sentosa with 2,000 plus rooms; 1,500 staff hotel, theme park, Golf course, MICE etc .
  • Galadari Hotel Sri Lanka: Assimilation for Sales & Reservations; Front Office & F&B was previously ‘Le Meridien’.
  • Pearl of the Pacific –Boracay, Philippines; 200 rooms; 200 + staff
  • Batam View Beach Resort – Indonesia;350+ rooms 350 + staff; “Train-the-Trainer” all dept heads
  • Tour East Singapore – Singapore; 175 management & staff.
  • Westin Tabor Center, USA: 600 rooms; Front office, F&B, Sales & Reservations, Housekeeping
  • Westin Stamford & Westin Plaza – Singapore; 2,000+ rooms; Front Office 175 staff
  • Calypso Plaza – GoldCoast, Australia; 400 + rooms Front Office; Sales & Resv; Hsp; F&B
  • JetAir – India; 300 staff Sales & Reservation Training
  • Westin Peach Tree Plaza / Westin Tabor Center, USA: 1,000+ rooms Front Office Assimilation; F&B, Sales & Reservations, Housekeeping
  • Hyatt Hotel’s Asia Pacific Director’s Sales & Marketing Meeting.
  • Hyatt Hotel’s Asia Pacific Director’s Sales & Marketing Meeting.



Testimonials:

Leslie, when I first contacted you to customize a Program for Emirates Hotels & Resorts, I was not sure if our unique challenge could be handled by you and your team. I must say, having had both the Harbour & Green Lakes, go through your 2 weeks training , my staff and senior management have not stopped singing praises and I am personally pleased with not just the Impact and End Result but the forming of a culture we can now call our own. Thank You!

Hans Hensel – Senior Divisional Vice President – Emirates Group


"The Corporate Culture training with Dr. Leslie Choudhury was definitely one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Leaving the class room with a WOW feeling every single day and being able to apply everything which has been taught in the classroom is one of the greatest things ever! Leslie is one of those people who can motivate you to the extreme- if he would tell you to jump out of the window and fly; you would do- because he made you believe you CAN. He’s an amazing person and so is the training- well structured, organized, full of examples, powerful, motivating, etc Thanks a lot for this eye-opener Leslie and Boooyaaaahhh! "

Annett Neugebauer , Green Lakes Serviced Apartments (Emirates Hotels & Resorts)


"This was the best training I have ever attended, it helped me both personally and professionally. I know this training met my needs and the needs of the Emirates Holidays team, not just motivational but life-changing - beyond mere words can truly describe......Thank you Leslie & Directive Communication International. "

Jyrki Nilson, Regional Manager Commercial Operations - Emirates Group


"In 26 years of corporate life I have never had such training ever, it was pragmatic, extremely useful, with a macro view of the colours of the brain and how it processes information and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your valuable inputs and for some real life experiences.. This will assist me in understanding my colleagues better and will work cohesively to achieve a positive result for EKH."

Rui Sequeira - Pricing Manager, - Emirates Holidays


"Your style of instruction and giving of ' messages ' was quite profound. Subtle but profound. You are quite a showman and know how to hold an audience captive. Furthermore you encourage participation easily. I was pleased to see my silent colleagues speaking their minds. This was by far the best Training Course I have attended. I saw colleagues develop a new understanding and a new respect for one another."

Anthony A Mendonca, Tours Sales Manager - Abu Dhabi & Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.


"During the Corporate Culture training he amazed me with his way of speaking and communicating with us! He is a great speaker who knows what is he talking about and who knows the 'KNOW HOW'! He is a person who honestly enjoys life with passion and fun and at the same time he is able to make a huge positive influence on other people. I will definitely be able to use what I have learned from him in my personal and professional life! Leslie Choudhury is someone who has SOMETHING to say! If you heard him to talk once you will never forget him! Well....my only advice to get a chance to listen to him! "

Gyongyi Bottas - Asst Front Office Manager Emirates Green Lakes Service Apartment – Dubai


"Leslie's conducted our training for our entire hotel company, and then also as follow-ups via email to keep the enthusiasm in our team going. Super ! Our Corporate Culture was put into place via his efforts. "

Glenn Nobbs, Resident Manager, Green Lakes Serviced Apartments, The Harbour Hotel (Emirates Hotels & Resorts)


"I probably need to pinch myself to know that this is me. This Corporate Culture program has changed the way I think, the way I deal with people; I’m not impatient or stressed out like I used to be. Every situation now makes me pause to think of the appropriate way to address it. This culture program is a must. Thank you Leslie, Arthur and the entire team of Directive Communication International."

Andre’s Leung - HR Manager – Emirates Harbour, Hotel & Residence


"Thank you Dr. Leslie for our 2 days sessions at Dusit Thani Manila for our management staff on Engagement coaching.. they thoroughly enjoyed and were left totally inspired ! "
Cheers!

Bruno Cristol – Whilst as General Manager - Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati, Manila, Philippines, currently GM of Crowne Plaza, Changi Airport, Singapore.


"You and your team took me and my staff, who came from all different hotel brand companies and made them sing off the same page. What was done was truly remarkable. We all benefited from it. Thank You."

Bruno Hivon - GM of then Harbor Hotel, Dubai but currently GM of Crowne Plaza, Doha, Qatar.


An astonishing man, the David Blaine of the training world and the Michael Jordan of all trainers, simply the best. What I learned best from Leslie is that you find what you seek and focus on. You will never see your true potential unless you apply what you learn. Also don't let other people take control of your life, your life is your own and only you yourself, can change that. Thank You Leslie!

Stanley Elwynn Choi - Philippines Tourism


The Corporate Culture training was Simple but Powerful. It also describes Leslie’s and attitude which is powerful and the examples he presented makes easy understanding and implementation. Leslie is a personality that can relate to any nationality with a twist of spicy humor blended into his style. This training is a must for any new organization or any organization going through change or growth.

Gerard Rao, Senior Product Manager, Emirates Holidays


"Believe it or not, your training is an answered prayer! We have been looking for someone who can motivate the staff from within, not through self-help but through powerful encouragements based on the Bible. Having Dr. Leslie do the job left no room for regret! His insights, style of delivery were superb! I was not bored for a single moment (even after attending 4 sessions!) Positive feedback keeps on coming! Great job Dr. Leslie it was a blessing to work with you and Cecilia."

Chris Ann Mamaril - Asst. Training Manager - Dusit Thani, Manila.


Contact Information:

E-mail: leslie@lesliechoudhury.com , cecilia@lesliechoudhury.com
Web: www.lesliechoudhury.com , www.l-c-international.com
Hp: +65 9 171 7685 – Cecilia Chew – Director
Hp: +65 9 634 7354 - Leslie Choudhury - CEO