Khun Thitirat, a graduate of the BE International Program in 2013, has been awarded the prestigious Ananda Mahidol scholarship.

Thitirat Sittakaradej (Pang)

Employment: Strategic planner, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage.
Responsibilities: Developing business and financial recommendations and strategies for the foundation's social enterprise division and social development projects.
Key projects:
1) Coffee purchasing strategy and communications campaign to promote high-quality harvesting and enhance competitiveness of farmers in Doi Tung.
2) Analyzing key factors affecting seed oil tree yields and long-term farm improvement strategy restoring depleted forests and increasing villager income.
3) Created ownership structure and long-term business plan for cashew nuts processing factory to raise revenue from value-added products and make local farmers into entrepreneurs.
Previous position: Investment banker, Phatra Securities, Bangkok.
Education: Bachelor of economics degree, B.E. International Program, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University in 2013, with a major in theoretical and quantitative economics and a minor in finance.