Mr. Saroj Srisai is currently an Assistant Director/Head of Environment Division under the Sustainable Development Directorate, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department at the ASEAN Secretariat based in Jakarta Indonesia. His current responsibilities include all ASEAN regional related-matters on environment, namely, water resources and management, coastal marine, natural resources and biodiversity, climate change, sustainable eco-cities, chemical and waste, environmental education as well as all partnerships with related agencies and dialogue partners.
His professional background has always been the work on sustainable development issue. He spent 10 years with the Royal Thai Government serving in the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. During the past several years, he worked for international and regional organizations, namely the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Asia Regional Office, based in Bangkok, and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), based in Jakarta. He has participated and represented in various international environment forum such as the Conference of the Parties (COP) under the Framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Conservation Congress and many others. In his previous posts, he served as a project manager, secretariat to various national committees on energy and environment, and the country negotiator at international forums.
Saroj is a Thai national. He obtained two Master Degrees; one in Diplomacy and International Strategy from London School of Economics in the UK, and the other in Energy and Resources Study from University of California, Berkeley, USA.