Secretary General of AIPA
Hon. Mr. Isra Sunthornvut was appointed as Secretary General of AIPA at the 37th AIPA General Assembly in 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
He was first elected as a Member Parliament (MP) for Bangkok under the Democrat Party in 2001 and has been involved in Thai politics in various capacities since, such as; Spokesman and Advisor to the Bangkok Governor, Secretary to the Opposition Leader of the House of Representatives (2 terms), Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister (Abhisit Vejjajiva), Vice Minister to the Prime Minister's Office (attached to the Prime Minister), and Party List MP.
From 2001 to present, Hon. Mr. Sunthornvut has been columnist for Thai Post and has contributed numerous articles for numerous publications. He holds a Masters of Arts in European Studies from Chulalongkorn University. Hon. Mr. Sunthornvut has been bestowed the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant Royal Decoration since 2013. He is married with two children.