Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh


    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  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. Padmagandha Mishra

            Course Director

            Ms. Padma  joined APPU in August 2019.Ms Padmagandha Mishra is an Indian Postal Service Officer. She has worked in various capacities in the operations as well as in Policy making. She has represented India in various international forums, involved in negotiation on several bilateral issues with the APPU and UPU member countries while working as Assistant Director General (International Relations) and Director (International Relations and Global Business). She has very good knowledge of UPU, APPU, ,International Postal Sector and global Business. She was the QSF National Coordinator in India. She has represented India in QSF Board of Trustees as an elected member. Academically she is Masters in Electrical Engineering.

            Email: [email protected]

                Mr . Sandeep Kunnathodi Puthanveedu


                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
                    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 has started her professional career in administration after graduating from her Master Degree, majoring in Business Administration more than 10 years ago. Moreover, she has worked with international non-profit organizations for many years, which made her be able to learn and adapt herself very quickly at APPU. Her major responsibilities are being in charge of all office administration, communicating with member countries, donors, and third parties, and being a focal point for participants after office hours as well as being an acting of the Secretary General when he is away from the office.

                            Email: [email protected]

                                Ms. Maneewan Innara

                                Senior Administrative Officer

                                Ms. Maneewan joined APPU in October 2022. She is an accounting over twenty years. She has a continuing profession development license Thailand from The Federation of Accounting Professions under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King. She specializes in many accounting program such as SAP, Oracle, ERP, Microsoft AX, Express, AS 400, JD Edward, Express, CD Organized, QuickBook, Winspeed. She is acting a vital role in ensuring the wheels of APPU keep turning by providing financial and admin support.

                                Email: [email protected]


                                    Ms. Sawitree Langkhong


                                    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 joined APPU since year 2000 to provide support on IT, system, internet and multi-media facilities. He graduated Master’s degree in Telecom and Computer Network from Rangsit University. He was electrical engineer of Maruay Engineering and System Engineer of Siripaisal Group before joining APPU.

                                        Email: [email protected]

                                            Ms. Somjin Chaingam

                                            Administrative Support

                                            Ms. Somjin studied Social Work Administration from Thammasat University where she also graduated Master’s degree in Public Administration. She worked for Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) since 1990 as Instructor and Officer in International Relations Department. She works with APPU since 1997. College’s participants and delegates recognize her by her kind-heartedness, and as mommy or auntie where they can run to for getting helps or advices.

                                            Email: [email protected]

                                                Mr. Ekkachai Srisawang

                                                Office Assistant

                                                Mr. Ekkachai (Ek) joined APPU in April 2019. EK provides a wide range of support for APPU and APPC activities. He also provides the essential role of official photographer to ensure memories of each course and visit are recorded for posterity. Ek had previous experience in working at Universal Postal Union Regional Project Coordinator for Asia and Pacific Assistant Secretary from 1997 to 2019 .

                                                Email: [email protected]


                                                    Mr. Anupan Auanon


                                                    Mr. Anupan is a driver at APPC. Before joining the Centre in 1995 he worked with the Cable Company as a driver. He holds all classes of drivers’ license.

                                                        Mr. Sophon Sricharoen


                                                        Mr.Sophon  provide the vital first and last point of contact for all delegates arriving and leaving APPU and APPC. With airside access the two are able to meet delegates in the arrivals hall to smooth the arrivals process in Bangkok.

                                                            Support Staff

                                                            Support Staff

                                                            Our team of cleaning ladies ensure the environment is clean for all our visitors. They are our unsung heroes that help everyone to have a wonderful stay in Bangkok.