People

    Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh

    Secretary-General

    Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh is the Secretary-General of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU).
    He was elected to this position during the APPU Congress held in Bangkok in 2022.

    With a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi,
    Dr. Singh  is  a  career civil servant and an Indian Postal Service ( IPoS ) officer, who comes
    with a rich and varied experience of more than 33 years of working both within and outside
    the  Government  of India. He  has  handled various portfolios in the Department of Posts,
    Government  of  India  (India Post), which  entail diverse responsible positions managing
    myriad facets of policy formulation, policy implementation, postal operations, international
    relations, and financial services. Outside India Post, his experience includes working with the
    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan. Before assuming his current position as the Secretary-General of the APPU, he was working as a Member of the Postal Services Board, Government of India, handling the HR matters of close to half a million postal staff.

    In his present role, Dr. Singh leads the Union catering to the postal needs of 32 member countries
    from the Asia Pacific region and is also the Head of one of the world’s largest intergovernmental
    postal training institutes- the Asian Pacific Postal College, Bangkok.

    Email: [email protected]

        Mr. Anucha Soonglertsongpha

        Course Director

        Mr. Anucha Soonglertsongpha holds a Bachelor of Arts (French/English) and a Master of Project Evaluation and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has his past experiences as Course Director at APPC during 2014-2019. He has conducted both in house training and External Training Programs for many countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Lao, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Vietnam. Under the bilateral agreement
        between UPU and APPU, Mr. Anucha has served as Regional Project Facilitator (RPF) of the Operational Readiness for e-Commerce (ORE 1 and ORE 2) for Asian region during 2017-2021.As the ORE RPF for Asia, Mr. Anucha has joined many projects of the UPU as a Review Team with the UPU Experts for On-site process review, Security Certification and Quality of Service Certification
        in many countries. In the postal experiences over 30 years from Thailand Post,
        Mr. Anucha has gained a lot of experiences in various areas in International Postal operations,
        Logistics Capabilities management for business customers of Thailand Post, Sales and Marketing of International Postal Services. From his experience, Mr. Anucha can contribute his expertise and competency for enriching the different courses of training modules of APPC in response to the requirement of the member countries and competitive environment nowadays.

        Email: [email protected]

         

            Ms.Suchismita Swain

            Course Director

            Ms. Suchismita Swain holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Masters degree
            in Disaster Management from India. She joined the APPC family in January 2024 as
            Course Director. She is an Indian Postal service Officer of 2013 Batch. Prior to
            joining APPC, she was Director Postal Services in a province of India. She has
            experience of more than 10 years while holding various positions in Department of
            Post, Government of India. She was responsible for collaborating intragovernment
            programs and executing projects in more than 8000 post offices.She was tasked
            with human resource management of more than 16,000 employees working with India Post.
            She was also member of selection committee for appointment of trainers in 14 in-house
            training centers.Her area of expertise includes Postal Financial Services, Rural Business
            Development, Social Media Management, Human Resource Management and Logistics Management.
            Her interactive and collaborative approach to create pragmatic pathways for participants
            will enrich their experience in training modules of APPC.
            Email: [email protected]

                Mr . Sandeep Kunnathodi Puthanveedu

                Lecturer-cum-Consultant

                Mr. Sandeep KP joined the APPU family as “Lecturer-cum-Consultant” in January 2023, on
                secondment from the Government of India.

                An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by graduation, he is a member of the Indian Civil
                Service and is  an Indian Postal Service  officer  of the 2014 batch. Prior to joining
                the APPU, Mr. Sandeep was actively involved in the UPU and APPU affairs in his role as
                Assistant Director General (International Relations)in India Post. He  represented  India  in 
                the  QSF  Board  of  the UPU and Cooperative Management Board of the Asia Pacific Cooperative
                from 2019 and 2021 respectively. He has also worked as the QSF National  Coordinator  and  ORE
                Country  Project Manager since  2019. He has represented the Republic of India in various
                meetings of the UPU and APPU as the head of delegation as well as plenipotentiary delegate.

                His areas of expertise include supply chain management, international negotiations,
                human resource management and project management.

                Email: [email protected]

                    Ms. Yu Yan

                    RTCAP/Consultancy Section Manager

                    Ms. Yu Yan holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Public Administration. She joins the APPU bureau as the Consultancy Section Manager in 2023 after working as the Course Director at APPC for four years since 2019. In the progression of her career, Ms. Yu has served in a variety of roles to include Project Manager (International Service Division of EMS China), Improver Program Manager (IB, UPU), Director (Express Management Division of Market Supervision Department, State Post Bureau of China) and Course Director (APPC). Her experience working in China, Switzerland and Thailand provides her with a diverse base of experience to connect with different communities. In Ms. Yu’s application she wrote, “I firmly believe the Consultation must be something we do with members, not just to members. With the limited resources the APPU bureau has, it is important to be proactive in building partnerships with relevant stakeholders.”

                    Email: [email protected]

                        Mr. Derek Osborn

                        Visiting Course Director

                        Mr. Osborn has been working with the APPU since 2008. With a background in Royal Mail in
                        the UK he has a vast knowledge of the international postal world. His passion is personnel
                        and personal development and he provides input on Leadership ond new courses.

                            Ms. Kwanjai Kajornwuttideth

                            Mgr Admin & APPU Affairs

                            Ms. Kwanjai started her professional career in administration after obtaining her Master’s
                            degree in Business Administration from Ramkhamhaeng University in 2008. Moreover, she
                            has worked with international non-profit organizations for many years, which helped her
                            learn and adapt very quickly at APPU.
                            Her major responsibilities include managing all office administration, communicating with
                            member countries, donors, and various other stakeholders, and being a focal point for
                            participants after office hours. She is the main contact person in the absence or leave of
                            the Secretary-General.

                            Email: [email protected]

                                Ms. Maneewan Innara

                                Senior Administrative Officer

                                Ms. Maneewan joined APPU in October 2022, bringing with her over twenty years of
                                experience in accounting. She holds a continuing professional development license from
                                the Federation of Accounting Professions under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the
                                King in Thailand.
                                Ms. Maneewan specializes in various accounting programs, including SAP, Oracle, ERP,
                                Microsoft AX, Express, AS 400, JD Edwards, CD Organized, QuickBooks, and Winspeed. She
                                plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of APPU by providing financial and
                                administrative support.
                                Email: [email protected]

                                 

                                    Ms. Sawitree Langkhong

                                    Secretary

                                    Ms. Sawitree is the Secretary at APPU  since 2006. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Kasetsart University. Prior to joining APPU, she worked as QA/QC Inspector Assistant with Halliburton Energy Services. The College participants might know her well as the focal point for arranging air tickets and travel-related documents.

                                    Email: [email protected]

                                        Mr. Danai Suwattana

                                        System Support Officer

                                        Mr. Danai has been with APPU since the year 2000, offering support in IT systems, internet,
                                        and multimedia facilities. He holds a Master’s degree in Telecom and Computer Network from
                                        Rangsit University. Prior to joining APPU, he worked as an electrical engineer at
                                        Maruay Engineering and as a System Engineer at Siripaisal Group.

                                        Email: [email protected]

                                            Ms. Somjin Chaingam

                                            Administrative Support

                                            Ms. Somjin studied Social Work Administration at Thammasat University, where she also
                                            earned her Mastes degree in Public Administration. She was earlier associated with the
                                            Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) since 1990, serving as an Instructor and
                                            Officer in the International Relations Department. Ms. Somjin has been a part of APPU
                                            since 1997.
                                            Ms. Somjin works very closely with our Course Directors, visiting guest speakers, and
                                            participants to ensure that the course activities are beneficial and advantageous for the
                                            participants. She devotes her time to supporting colleagues and participants whenever
                                            needed, even after office hours and on weekends. Recognized for her kind-heartedness,
                                            participants and delegates affectionately refer to her as "mommy" or "auntie," knowing
                                            they can turn to her for assistance or advice.

                                            Email: [email protected]

                                                Mr. Ekkachai Srisawang

                                                Office Assistant

                                                Mr. Ekkachai, also known as Mr. Ek, joined APPU in April 2019, bringing his expertise to a
                                                wide range of support for APPU and APPC activities. His responsibilities include designing
                                                materials such as backdrops and name badges, updating registrations, and more. In
                                                addition to his multifaceted support, he plays a crucial role as the official photographer,
                                                capturing memories of each course and visits.
                                                Prior to joining APPU, Ek gained valuable experience as Assistant Secretary in the office of
                                                the Universal Postal Union Regional Project Coordinator for Asia and Pacific in Bangkok
                                                from 1997 to 2019.

                                                Email: [email protected]

                                                    Mr. Anupan Auanon

                                                    Driver

                                                    Mr. Anuphan has been a driver at APPU since 1995. In addition to his driving duties, Mr.
                                                    Anuphan also serves as a handyman, repairing broken items in office, classrooms,
                                                    dormitories, and apartments. Furthermore, he extends his support to the office after
                                                    working hours, assisting colleagues and participants whenever needed.

                                                        Mr. Sophon Sricharoen

                                                        Driver

                                                        Mr. Sophon has been a part of APPU since 2007. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political
                                                        Science from Ramkhamhaeng University. Before joining APPU, he spent 7 years as a cashier
                                                        at the Expressway Authority of Thailand, followed by nearly 2 years working as a driver for
                                                        the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.
                                                        In addition to his driving responsibilities, Mr. Sophon plays a crucial role in supporting the
                                                        office in banking and procurement.

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                                                            visitors.