APRICOT 2006

Executive Council election

Nominee

Abhisak Chulya
Title Dr.
Name Abhisak Chulya
Organisation Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA)
Position in this organisation Chairman of the Board of Directors
Email abhisak@nipa.co.th

Nominated by

Member organisation CAT TELECOM
APNIC account name CAT-TH
Contact name Suchok Ardhmad
Phone number +66-261-42488
Fax number +66-261-42270
Email suchok@cat.net.th

Reason for nomination

Dr. Abhisak has been involved in Internet circle in Asia Pacific since 1999. He was the secretariat of ccTLD for three years during which he had participated in almost every ICANN meetings through out the world. He has experienced and understanding of how big impact of Internet has on this region. He single-handedly organized APRICOT 2002 in Bangkok and currently is a chairman of APIA serving his second terms which will be expired in February this year. Here is more details of Dr. Abhisak qualifications and work history:

Abhisak received his doctoral degree in Engineering from Cleveland State University, USA and spent 8 years as a senior research scientist at NASA John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He published over 20 international publications as lead author including presentations in France, Japan, and USA.

Moving back home in 1996, he worked as a Director of Thailand Science Park. He later turned entrepreneur setting up his own company called NIPA Technology Co., Ltd. which provides Thai Internet Address Solution so that Thai people can surf the webs with their native language. His mission is to help Thai Internet users with poor English skill especially kids to access web with comfort and ease.

He is the former Executive Director for ccTLD Secretariat for Country Code Top Level Domain Name. He had been in this position for the past three years. He was also in charge of ccTLD Name Server Training Program which is part of AP Outreach Seminar - ccTLD Secretariat.

He has been appointed by the Cabinet of Thai Government on 17 June 2003 to be a member of Board of Directors of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.

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