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ATS Summer Reception at Taplow Court  
For details and photos of this recent event, please click here
ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018


Read the itinerary here.  

Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
Deadline for applications for the 2017 awards have been extended.
For more details and how to apply, please click here
ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

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Wednesday September 20 , 2017
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Obituaries

M R Sarisdiguna Kitiyakara

M. R.  Sarisdiguna Kitiyakara who died in Bangkok on Sept 21st 2011 was well known to many in the Society.

“Mom” as he was widely known by his friends, had been an anglophile from his early days when he was at Hailebury and from whence he went on to Magdalene College Cambridge to study Engineering.   From university he joined Shell with which company he had a long and distinguished career ending up as the Chairman of all the operations in Thailand. After retirement he was in demand to fill senior management roles with a number of Thailand’s major companies. He also became an Honorary member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, a vice Patron of the Royal Overseas League in Bangkok and was an active supporter of the Oxford and Cambridge Society.   He also played his part in encouraging Thai -British business relations, both formally and informally often being consulted by visiting delegations.  His quiet personality often hid the fact that he had a first class mind and valuable opinions on a wide range of topics, not necessarily related to the business world. Furthermore he did not shrink from taking decisions however difficult they may be.


He was a loyal and generous friend to those who knew him and his friendship and wisdom will be missed. His admiration for English education led him to send two of his sons to Charterhouse and then remaining in England to study Medicine. Today they are both eminent Consultants in Bangkok, something which made Mom extremely proud.  He is survived by his widow, Khunying Duenden and their three sons to whom we send our sympathies.

 

 

Rodney Bain

Rodney Bain – OBE, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand from 2007 to 2009, died in Bangkok in November 2010 at the age of 60.

An astute businessman and wry antipodean quizmaster, Rodney is survived by his wife Bom and two sons Nicky and James.

   

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Calendar of Events

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Friday, 28th September

A talk on " Contemporary Political Development in Thailand" by Prof Duncan McCargo at the Royal Over-Seas League. For booking details please click here

 

Friday 20th October

ATS Gala Dinner Dance to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Royal Lancaster Hotel. Tickets are now on sale. For details click here

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