ML Dispanadda Diskul

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage

M.L. Dispanadda Diskul or Duke is a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage based in Thailand.

Since 2007, Duke was in charge of the foundations rural development programs inside and outside of Thailand. He leads the foundation’s two core teams, the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) and the Knowledge and Learning Centre (KLC), in improving livelihood of people in rural communities and training interested organizations on hands-on and practical approaches to Sustainable Development including Alternative Development.

In 2014, he was given additional responsibility to run the Doi Tung Development Project, the foundation's social enterprise based in Chiang Rai Province, North of Thailand.

Duke received Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2005 and a Bachelor Degree in economics from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA in 1997.

He is a member of the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur (2009), a Young Global Leader (2013) and Asia 21 Young Leader (2013).