Mrs KhunyingPatama LEESWADTRAKUL

Entry in the IOC 2017
Born 16 February 1965

Mrs KhunyingPatama LEESWADTRAKUL

THA

Education

Assumption Commercial College (Thailand); Bachelor of Art in Economics, Ramkhamhaeng University (Thailand); Master of Business Administration, Ramkhamhaeng University (Thailand); Master of Science in Human Resources Development, University of Manchester (Great Britain).

Career

Executive Board Member of G Steel Group (Steel, Energy, Construction, Real Estate); Chairperson of the Arnoma Grand Hotel & Hospitality Group; Chairperson of Cultural Promotion Fund, Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture; Chairperson of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra; Individual Expert Member of Board of Directors of Thailand Institute of Justice; Honorary Chairperson and Founder of Thailand Choral Association; Chairperson of the Homeland Patriots Club.

Sports practised

Badminton, cycling, swimming, canoeing.

Sports administration

Member of Executive Board of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT); Chair of Culture Commission, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA); Member of Advisory Committee, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA); Deputy President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF);; President of the Badminton Association of Thailand Under Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (BAT); Advisory Chairperson of Thailand Fencing Federation (TFF).

Awards and distinctions

Knight (Fourth Class) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula ChomKlao (2007); Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn (2006); Knight Commander (Third Class) of the Exalted Order of the White Elephant (2006); Knight Datin Padu Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (Al-Ismaili II) D.J.M.K., Malaysia (2007); Knight Goldenes Verdienstzeichen der Republic Osterreich Austria (2009); Knight Saint Gregory the Great from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (2014); Person of the Year, Thailand Tatler Magazine (2016); Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Management, Lampang Rajabhat University (2012); Honorary Doctorate in General Administration, Ramkhamhaeng University (2014); Honorary Doctorate in Music, Mahidol University (2014); Honorary Doctorate Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (2016); Honorary Doctorate of Arts in Tourism Industry Management, Christian University of Thailand (2016); Honorary Pilot Decoration, Royal Thai Air Force (2004); National Distinguished Women Award, Business Sector, National Council of Women of Thailand Under Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen (2004); Ideal Housewife Award, Business Relation of Thailand Association (2004); Outstanding Female Employer Award, Private Sector, Ministry of Labour, National Labour Day (2005); Outstanding Person, Women’s Affairs and Public Service Category on the Occasion of the International Women’s Day, Ministry of Interiors Ladies Association (2005); Outstanding Team Manager Award, Sports Authority of Thailand (2012); Best Team Manager Award, Sport Writers Association of Thailand (2012); Outstanding Sport Philanthropy Award, Sports Authority of Thailand (2014); Valued Person Award, Children and Youth, Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand (2016); Outstanding Sports Philanthropy Award, Sports Authority of Thailand (2018).

IOC History

Member of the Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission (2018-2019); Chair of the Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission (2020-), Olympic Solidarity (2020-)