Our Management Team
Mr. Kelly Cailes
Kelly Cailes is the new Executive Director of CanCham. Commenting on his new role, Kelly says, “It is my great pleasure to be the new Executive Director of the CanCham. I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to re-join the Chamber in more of a leadership capacity. 2016 will be a fantastic year with many changes and improvements being planned for the CanCham.
“I first came to Bangkok in 1994 and entered the business community in 1996. I immediately got involved by volunteering with CanCham events which quickly connected me with the Thai-Canadian business community. Seeing the value, I then became an advisor, board member and secretary over a three-year period. I lived in Thailand for 15 years working in manufacturing and automotive. During the 2008-2009 downturn, my wife and I decided to move back to Canada to transition into Oil and Gas. After six years working as an Electrical and Mechanical Project Manager in Calgary, Alberta, and with another economic downturn especially affecting Oil and Gas, my wife and I decided to move the family back to the Kingdom. My wife Khun Wimonpat is Thai and we have two boys; Shay age two, and Cody age four. We are excited to see our boys develop both Thai and English languages.
“The CanCham is a very important organization for the Thai-Canadian community and I intend on being highly committed and responsive in supporting our members. Becoming a member and getting involved is a sure fire way to advance SME’s, corporations, individuals and alumni. I can guarantee if you do take the time to engage with the CanCham, you will quickly become acquainted with highly developed professionals who will advise and assist without hesitation. The Thai-Canadian business community is very giving so take advantage and get involved. This means be prepared to sponsor and attend events to make the most of your membership. Even if you are not a member, please come out and attend our events.
“I highly urge you to contact me directly with any questions, ideas or concerns. My email is ed.tccc.or.th or you are welcome to contact my office 02.266.6085-6 or mobile 092.764.4981. Once again, I am thrilled to be involved with the Chamber and look forward to connecting with all of you.”
Mr. Jen Meckhayai
Events & Marketing Manager
Chiang Mai native Jen Meckhayai is CanCham’s Events/Marketing Coordinator. Jen’s “can do” attitude is his ultimate forte. He’s a fast learner, who easily picks up things and is comfortable handling and working with all personality types. Deadline pressure is a challenge to his managerial and organizing skills that he welcomes as he strives to find the most suitable solution to accomplish his duties. Jen enjoys working in a multicultural environment as he is not only proficient in Thai and English, but Norwegian as well. He is eager to combine his previous experiences, with his infectious and determined character in order to make a great contribution as CanCham’s events/marketing coordinator. Jen studied International Relations and is no stranger to volunteer work; As he enjoys networking and making new friends his position is ideally suited for him.
Ms. Naphaporn (Kob) Kirdsin
Naphaporn (Kob) Kirdsin is CanCham’s Office Manager and Khun Kob says she is “glad to be a part of CanCham as the Accounting & Administrative Coordinator. I gain valuable and new experiences meeting many people at all our events. I hope you will be happy with our Chamber and we welcome all new members.”
Mr. Michael Thomas