Vichitapol Pholpoke

Teach For Thailand

Vichitapol is the CEO and Founder of Teach For Thailand. His inspiration to launch the organization stemmed from the opportunities available to him as a result of his own privileged background in an international school setting, and his commitment to providing access to high quality educational opportunities for all Thais.

Born and raised in Bangkok, Vichitapol holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, he worked in the marketing and communications field in Singapore, advising clients in the public and private sectors. He returned to Thailand in late 2011 and officially launched Teach For Thailand in 2012. To date, Teach For Thailand has grown to a national movement of over 180 Thai leaders working to expand educational opportunities for students across six provinces.  Through his work at Teach For Thailand, Vichitapol is a recipient of the Human Resource Excellence Award in 2017 from Thammasat University.