About CAC
Founding Organizations
CAC Council
Our Team

Collective Action against Corruption (CAC) :

 

CAC is an initiative by the Thai private sector to take parts in tackling corruption problem via collective action.

 

 

CAC was founded in 2010 by the country’s leading business organizations and was designed to be a platform for companies in Thailand to tackle corruption on a voluntary basis through collective action. It promotes the implementation of effective anti-corruption policies in order to create a clean business ecosystem. It has developed a unique certification program which helps companies put in place strong anti-corruption compliance standards. The CAC also assumes an advocacy role in graft-fighting on behalf of the business sector.

 

CAC in a nutshell

 

Three key objectives of the CAC are building critical mass of clean and transparent business community, uplifting compliance standard of private companies, and co-creating change in public services to enhance efficiency and transparency.

The CAC is the sole collective action initiative by the Thai private sector that aims to tackle corruption. With almost 1,000 signatory companies and 345 certified companies accumulated over the course of eight years, the CAC has become one of the region’s leading anti-corruption programs in the private sector.

The tipping points that lead to a rapid growth in the number of CAC members include recruitment efforts via a sectoral approach and the industry-wide applications by companies in the financial sector, keen support from the authorities and relevant organizations, and the change agent role undertaken by CAC members to persuade their suppliers and trading counterparts to also adopt anti-corruption practices.

So far, all Thai commercial banks have already been certified while both life and non-life insurers across the board have signed up. Companies in the key financial sector including brokerage firms and asset management companies have all become CAC signatory companies.

Key players in the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PReMA) and Thai Marketing Research Society (TMRS) have also signed up collectively as a group. Four Nordic Chambers of Commerce have signed a pledge to support their members to join CAC.

Our network

 

In an effort to reduce corruption in Thailand, CAC works closely with domestic and international partners to raise awareness and push for change. Our major international partner is the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce has also been the main funding sponsor of CAC.

CAC also works closely with local peers such as Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT), HAND Enterprise, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) to combine forces in tackling corruption.

Our sponsors

 

CAC is a 100% privately funded organization. Our sponsors comprise of international and local supporters. Part of CAC’s income is derived from offering training courses on Anti-Corruption and Ethical Leadership.

 

 

Founding Organizations :

 

The CAC was founded in 2010 by the country’s eight leading organizations in the private sector including

  • Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand : www.jfcct.org
  • Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD), which also serves as CAC secretariat
    and takes a leading role in driving the program. : www.thai-iod.com

CAC Council :

 

Consists of 12 prominent individuals who are highly respected for outstanding professional and ethical achievements. They are responsible for shaping CAC policies and directions as well as granting certification approvals.

Among them are former ministers, former central bank governor, former head of Thai Listed Companies Association, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Organizations (Thailand), Chairman of Thai Institute of Directors, and reputable academic scholars

Dr. Panas
Simasathien

 

Dr. Kopr
Kritayakirana

Dr. Juree
Vichit-Vadakan

Mr. Paron
Israsena Na Ayudhya

Dr. Kovit
Poshyananda

Dr. Tarisa
Watanagase

Mr. Krirk-krai
Jirapaet

Mr. Pramon
Sutivong

Mr. Prasan
Chuaphanich

Mr. Surong
Bulakul

Mr. Chanin
Vongkusolkit

Mr. Kulvech
Janvatanavit

 

CAC Certification Committee :

 

Consists of nine professionals with expertise in business law, corporate governance, internal audit, financial audit and experienced representatives from certified members.

The committee is tasked with probing applications for CAC certification to ensure that applicants provide adequate information/evidence.

 

Mr. Chaiwat
Utaiwan

Prof. Kitipong
Urapeepatanapong

Mr. Anuwat
Jongyindee

Mr. Pairat
Srivilairit

Mrs. Varunee
Pridanonda

Mr. Yongkiat
Kitaphanich

Mr. Surapong
Churangsarit

Mr. Pana
Ratanabanangkoon

 

 

Our Team :

 

Mr. Kulvech Janvatanavit

IOD CEO and CAC Secretary

Mr. Kulvech has served as CAC Principle Advisor for the past five years and has recently been appointed IOD Chief Executive Officer responsible for crafting and implementing IOD’s strategy. He is a member of the Bank of Thailand Financial Institutions Policy Committee (FIPC) and also a member of the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s Sustainable Development Award Committee. Before joining IOD, he was partner at PwC in Thailand.

Mr. Pana Ratanabanangkoon

CAC Project Director

Mr. Pana is currently CAC’s Project Director responsible for the overall strategy and operations of CAC. Previously, he was responsible for establishing CAC’s SME Certification program and Citizen Feedback projects. Earlier in his career, he worked for Shell in various engineering, commercial and management roles in Thailand, Singapore, Europe and the US. His work experience includes developing new renewable energy projects and business development activities for Shell Wind Energy, Shell Hydrogen, Shell Oil Products, Shell Pipeline and Shell Exploration and Production.

Mr. Phisanu Phromchanya

Media and Foreign Relations Advisor

Mr. Phisanu spent the last four years as public relations advisor, promoting the CAC through various media channels. 15 years of financial journalism background with global media outlets i.e. Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes plus three years of experiences as equity analysts with Capital Nomura Securities and Yuanta Securities.

 

Ms. Nattharawee Areerad

Assistant Certification Manager

Ms. Nattharawee has nine years of experience in Operation Support and Customer Service for Shell Fleet Card and five years of experience in procurement. She has joined the CAC in January 2018 and played supporting roles in carrying out project activities, particularly the launch of SME Certification program. Ms. Nattharawee also helped coordinating seminar and events, contact with members, answering calls, update data and other administrative works.