PMI Thailand and TPQI (Thailand Professional Qualification Institute) met and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, August 9 at 2:00 pm. Attendees from TPQI included: Director General of TPQI Khun Virachai Srikajon, Dr. Noppadol Piyatrapoomi (Director of Bureau of National Professional Qualification System) as well as support staff. Attendees from PMI Thailand included Dr. Petros Rigas, Khun Sompong Phajunta, Dr. Narong Leungbootnak, as well as support staff. Our goal is to build and maintain strong relationships that are mutually beneficial for both parties.

TPQI was established to promote professional qualification system in Thailand. It facilitates collaboration among relevant entrepreneurs, governmental agencies, and private organizations in developing occupational standards; distributing information on professional qualification and occupational standards; accrediting and evaluating organizations that test individuals’ competencies; and converting professional qualification to educational qualification.

PMI Thailand Chapter is a non-profit association set up in Thailand since 2001 to help promote the adoption and practice of standard project management methodologies across public and private organizations in Thailand.

Dr. Petros Rigas is President of PMI Thailand Chapter and co-founding partner for Project Victor Co., Ltd, a project management training and consulting services firm based in Thailand.