Mr. Apichai Sunchindah has been a development specialist spanning almost four decades. He started his career as a researcher on inter-disciplinary development-oriented projects at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), situated on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

He then held assignments with several Bangkok-based development cooperation agencies of Australia, the United States, Switzerland and most recently Germany.  He also spent about half of his professional career working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and the ASEAN Foundation, both located in Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr. Sunchindah has been a keen and continuous observer of development-related activities particularly in the Southeast Asia/ASEAN region and the Mekong sub-region with special focus in recent years on capacity building and institutional strengthening activities of various organizations/entities.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (1975) and Master of Science degree in Water Resources Management (1977), both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.  He has been a free lance independent consultant since 2012.  He can be contacted at and