Name Jiranun Sakultangphaisal
|Residence Bangkok, Thailand|
|Born 22 December 1965Sakhon Nakhon, Thailand|
Known for Philanthropist, Feminist LCI Harmony Award Winner National Outstanding Woman
Spouse(s) Boonyarit Sakultangphaisal
Children Supanida Sakultangphaisal Chinnawat Sakultangphaisal
Jiranun Sakultangphaisal (Thai: จิรนันท์ สกุลตั้งไพศาล, RTGS: Chiranun Sakultangpaisan, born 22 December 1965 in Sakhon Nakhon, Thailand) is a Thai feminist and philanthropist, and is one of Thailand's 100 leading women. She was made Thailand's National Outstanding Woman in 2015.
Jiranun married Boonyarit Sakultangphaisal. The couple has two children – Supanida Sakultangphaisal (born in 1987) and Chinnawat Sakultangphaisal (born in 1991). Together with philanthropy, Jiranun also has deep interests in Thai literature, Thai culture, and culinary art.
Sakultangphaisal is a philanthropist and a feminist. Currently, she is a Chairman of the Catholic Commissions for Women, Head of the Women Promotion Division of Zonta International Club, Bangkok, and a Chair of the National Catholic Commissions for Social Development. Her work with these NGOs involves reducing problems associated with materialism in girls and prostitution.
Jiranun currently holds a number of posts in the government body and public sector, most of which are related to community development. In many interviews, she emphasizes the importance of sustainable development, strong families and communities, in reducing social problems and poverty.
Apart from her community work, she is also a Board of Directors of the Bangkok Opera (Bangkok Opera Foundation under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. She sits in the Khon Kaen University Campus Council as an advisor to the Faculty of Integrated Social Science.
Awards and recognition
In December 1999, the Lions Club International 310E committee presented her with the Harmony Award for "her outstanding work to help others in need".
In October 2008, Jiranun was made one of the 100 Leading Women of Thailand, where she received an honorary award from HRH Princess Soamsavali of Thailand, at the same time as Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, the then Minister of Science and Technology.
In 2009, Jiranun received the Woman Development Award for her contributions in advancing women's status in Thailand.
In 2013, Jiranun received a royal decoration, the Red Cross Awards Medal, for her services to the Thai Red Cross Society, from HRH Princess Sirindhorn.
In 2015, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the National Council of Women of Thailand under Royal Patronage, Jiranun received Thailand's National Outstanding Woman Award from Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.