Associate Professor Kammal Kumar Pawa, the Vice-Rector for Human Resources Administration, Thammasat Univesity (TU) hosted the first HR4Asia roundtable meeting by inviting experts from both TU and private university and relevant TU HR staff members, including

Professor Dr. Amporn Tamronglak, TU HR4Asia Coordinator, Professor Dr. Jamnean Joungtrakul, HR expert, Assistant Prof. Supachai Srisuchart, PhD., Director of ICEHR, Assistant Prof. Santhanee Khruakhorn,PhD., Vice Director for Social Service of ICEHR, Ms.Chanticha Sriyodhin, General Secretary of ICEHR, Mrs. Supin Hirunyawasit, Director of Human Resource and Legal Management Office, Mrs. Nucharin chalooddong, Acting Director of HR Division, Miss Sarinya Suwanwanich, Acting Head of Human Resources Planning and Information Section, Miss Surussawadee Artnonla, Acting Head of Human Resources Development Section, Miss Junpatsorn Tuisima, Computer Technical Officer, Mr.Chinakit Kongchareonporn, Acting Head of Research and Academic Section of ICEHR and other HR staff. A total of 20 persons attended the meeting.

With a brief introduction of the HR4Asia project to the delegates by Professor Dr. Amporn Tamronglak, Vice-Rector presented the plan to transform TU with the new strategic HRM, proposing four objectives that would fulfill the university’s vision of “Grooming Next-Generation Leaders for Thailand and International Communities”, including 1) World Class Staff for Academic & Research, 2) Modern HRM – Digital HR, 3) Excellence Human Capital, and 4) High Performance Organization & Evaluation & Risk Management. A wide discussion among the delegates has given useful comments and recommendations for further adjustments include the plan to attract and recruit new and talent generations, both academic and supporting staff to join TU. The private sector style of management should be adapted to meet the new challenges and competition in the business. Other issues should also be address and developed, such as HR audit, career path for support personnel, leadership development, performance management system, etc.