Jewelry entrepreneur selected as new president of NorCham

Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg Conselvan – chief designer, owner and creator of Bangkok-based jewelry brand Felicia Design – was elected as the new President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. The former president Axel Blom resigned after six years as President for the Norwegian Chamber.

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Vibeke Lyssand Leirvag (left) and team at Felicia Design. (Photo: Feliciadesign.com)

“I want the Chamber to be a forum where people can meet and openly discuss issues they encounter in Thailand. I will work for an increased number of members to the Chamber and I hope to see more members attending our events,” Conselvan said at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting on March 19.

“I think it is important for the business community in Thailand to have an organisation that can create relationships among businesses and between businesses and the community.”

Conselvan moved to Thailand more than 25 years ago, and is running Felicia Design in Bangkok. She has been a member of TNCC´s board since 2006 and has been an active board member.

Board member Niels Henrik Hansen, General Manager in SAS also resigned from the board.

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Thitikul K. Opdal (Photo: Facebook)

Other changes in the Chamber include the appointment of a new Executive Director Thitikul Opdal.

Thitikul is of Thai origin and has been living several years in Norway and spending the previous 4 years in Thailand. She holds a bachelor in Business and Administration from Thammasat University in Thailand, majoring in Accounting and Auditing, and has 15 years working and managing experience in Business and Administration in Thailand, Singapore and Norway.

Since NorCham’s incumbent Executive Director Kristine Hasle is planning her move back to Norway, Thitikul will start her new job on May 1.

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce also express its gratitude towards the former president Blom for his 6-year service: “He has been a dedicated president, and made the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce a small, but solid chamber.”

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