IIEC Presents "The Long-Service Awards": Celebrating More Than a Decade of Staff Commitment to Energy Conservation


After completing its most recent strategic planning meeting this past January, IIEC recognized four of its staff members for their ongoing work with IIEC, and for their unwavering commitment to the field of Energy Conservation.  The “Long Service Awards” were presented to Naraporn Khumthieng, Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk, Angelica Dealino, and Kullakant Chertchutham for their continued and outstanding service to IIEC for more than a decade.

As IIEC looks forward to continuing the march towards a cleaner energy future, we take a moment to reflect on the contributions of our devoted staff.  Creating sound environmental policies, and implementing strategies to enact them, requires the support of an involved community and hard-working staff members.  Over the course of our thirty-year involvement in the energy conservation field, IIEC has placed continued emphasis on selecting bright, passion-driven individuals who can help accomplish our energy goals.  Our four award-winners are outstanding examples of the diverse talents and skillsets required to tackle the challenges of inefficient energy use and a rapidly changing climate.  We are pleased to celebrate the sustained efforts of our devoted staff.


Naraporn Khumthieng (“Gift”) functions as IIEC’s Administrative Manager, and is based in our Asia Regional office in Bangkok.  She has worked in our organization for fourteen consecutive years, and continues to provide core support to its regional and international efforts.  Having worked with IIEC since March of 2000, Naraporn has a deep understanding of our organizational needs, and knows how to best manage them.  She is responsible for coordinating administrative efforts between all five of our international offices, and plays a central role in communicating with the Thai Revenue and Labor Departments.  Naraporn makes use of her expertise in organizing seminars and meetings, as well as her experience in accounting in order to ensure smooth and timely organizational operations.  Please join us in congratulating Naraporn Khumthieng on her recent award, and in expressing our deep gratitude for her exceptional work! gift


Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk was recently named IIEC’s Director of Asia and Pacific Operations, and has been contributing to regional energy and development-related work for almost two decades.  He has a diverse background, demonstrating expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental impact assessment, communications, policy, and project management – to name just a few.  Sommai joined IIEC on the 1st of January, 2001, after holding management positions at the Copper Development Center South East Asia and at the ABB; he has been managing international energy conservation projects from our Bangkok office ever since.  Sommai realizes his passion for energy conservation by driving major energy savings across Asia and the Pacific.  Over the years, he has helped IIEC by identifying global issues, considering creative solutions, and by designing, and implement projects to address them .  Please join us in congratulating Sommai on his reception of the Long Service Award, and for his recent appointment as Director of Asia and Pacific Operations – both of which represent his unwavering commitment to energy efficiency and the global environment.


Angelica Dealino combines a wealth of knowledge with years of committed, practical experience that has applied itself to a broad range of countries and projects.  For the past fourteen years, Angelica has provided IIEC with outstanding service, making use of her intricate knowledge of project financing and evaluation, microfinance, provision and training in the evaluation of renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as financial analysis of large and small-scale projects.  Angelica currently serves as Country Director for our Philippines Office, and has carried out work in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in Africa and the Middle-East.  Having worked for financial institutions of all sorts – ranging from development banks to microfinancing organization – Angelica brings expert knowledge and refined experience to IIEC.  Since becoming involved with IIEC in 2000, she has held several positions in the Philippines office – moving from Office Manager up to her current post.  IIEC is grateful to have Angelica on board, and is pleased to present her with the Long Service Award.


Kullakant Chertchutham (“Lee”) has been with IIEC for thirteen years, and works as our Knowledge Management & Outreach Specialist.  She uses her extensive experience in research and web-based database system design in order to consolidate information pertaining to energy efficiency and climate change.  Kullakant also has experience in integrating online database applications and information services, providing IIEC with a well-rounded technical specialist who understands both implementation and information technology support.  Since taking up work with IIEC in 2001, Kullakant has contributed to a wide variety of projects, making use of her eclectic knowledge base in both the technological and environmental fields.  Most recently, Kullakant has been combining her knowledge of information services integrated with her experience in project implementation in order to help strengthen IIEC’s work in sustainable energy.  Over the years, Kullakant has also organized outreach activities such as conferences and workshops in order to open international dialogue on the energy conservation issues that matter most.  We are delighted to present Kullakant with her Long Service Award, and to recognize her ongoing commitment to energy conservation and IIEC.



Felix Gooneratne is IIEC’s new CEO, and he conferred the Long Service Awards at IIEC’s ceremony in January – presenting graciously on the work of his staff and colleagues.  Acting as master of ceremonies, he was not presented with an award; however, he certainly deserves recognition for his hard work, and for being one of IIEC’s longest-standing members.  Felix joined the organization as Asia Director in January 2001, and has been an essential part of the team ever since.  He has extensive experience working in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Regions, where he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and project management expertise.  During his thirteen years with IIEC, Felix has coordinated efforts between all of its regional offices, and the central development banks and international agencies.  Felix manages effective operationsacross IIEC’s global network by fostering seamless communication between all constituent offices and parties.