The SEAMEO Service Award was conferred to 22 outstanding officers from the SEAMEO Regional Centres/Network and the Secretariat. During the Welcome Reception, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, SEAMEO Secretariat Director, shared some points on the significance of the Award to SEAMEO and how the outstanding performance and accomplishments of the awardees contributed to the success of the Organization.

The SEAMEO Service Awards was approved at the 38th SEAMEO Council Conference. It was launched with aim of providing recognition and appreciation to staff members of the SEAMEO Units who demonstrate exceptionally high level of achievement in work performance, innovation and creativity, professionalism and commitment that contribute to the success of the Organization's mission and goals. Each SEAMEO Unit selects the recipient of the SEAMEO Service Awards annually based on a set of agreed criteria.

In accordance with the resolution of the Ministerial Round Table Meeting at the 46th SEAMEO Council Conference in Brunei Darussalam, January 2011, the SEAMEO Council Conference will be held every two years from 2011 onwards. The SEAMEO Service Awards will be conducted biennially.  The awarding ceremony for the SEAMEO Service Awards will be held during SEAMEO Council Conference.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Thailand, the Welcome Session was conducted for all the awardees after the Opening Ceremony of the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference on 7 May 2015 at Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Chonburi, Thailand. Dr Tinsiri Siribodhi, Deputy Director for Administration and Communication of the SEAMEO Secretariat, welcomed and congratulated the awardees. A SEAMEO video on the activities of SEAMEO Service Awardees was presented. During the session, the Awardees shared their own valued experiences and contributions to the organization.

A city tour was also organized for the SEAMEO Service Awardees on 8 May 2015.

The 2014/2015 SEAMEO Service Awardees

The SEAMEO Service Awardees pose in a group photo with H E Admiral Narong Pipatanasai, Minister of Education, Thailand and
Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, SEAMEO Secretariat Director.


The SEAMEO Service awardees enjoy the city tour in Chonburi, Thailand.

Centres Name of Awardees
SEAMEO CHAT Mrs Myint Myint Ohn
SEAMEO QITEP in Language Ms Estiningsih Suprandini
SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Mr Tri Budi Wijayanto
SEAMEO QITEP in Sciences Mr Reza Setiawan
SEAMEO RECFON Dr Drupadi HS Dillon
SEAMEO RECSAM Mr Ahmad Basrah bin Awang
SEAMEO RELC Ms Sathya Thevi d/o R Subramaniam
SEAMEO SEAMOLEC Mr Irfan Gustiawan
SEAMEO SEARCA Mr Delfin Tabino Paz
SEAMEO SEN Mrs Era Zaffura binti Md Sin
SEAMEO SPAFA Ms Nawarat Saengwat
SEAMEO TROPMED/Network Mr Ruam Sangkaram
SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia Dr Nazni Wasi Ahmad
SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines Mr Ernesto E Encarnacion
SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand Ms Sompan Srinukham
SEAMEO VOCTECH Mr Md Al-Aiman Syazwi bin Abdullah
SEAMEO Secretariat Mrs Srisutha Sriyong
  Mr Suraphol Krootnuam
Profiles of Awardees for 2014/2015
Ms Rima Febriana
Education Bachelor Degree in Accounting
University of Indonesia
Current Workplace SEAMEO BIOTROP
Jalan Raya Tajur Km 6
Bogor, West Java 16134
Tel:  +62 (251) 832 3848
Fax:  +62 (251) 832 6851
Commencing Date 1 January 2000
Commencing Position General Administrative Assistant/Secretary & Finance Officer of ICSEA
Current position Manager/ General Administration and Public Relations Department
Work Ethic Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Competence, Innovative, Excellence, and Professional
Personal Motto “Be positive”
Mrs Myint Myint Ohn
Education M A (English)
Dagon University, Yangon
Current Workplace SEAMEO CHAT
Thiri Hall, Pyay Road,
Yangon 11041
Tel: +95 (1) 515 180
Fax: +95 (1) 515 175
Commencing Date 2 May 2001
Commencing Position International Relations Officer
Current position Centre Director
Work Ethic Do your best in whatever you do
Personal Motto  
Mr Raphael O Cada

Bachelor of Arts in English Studies
University of the Philippines, Diliman

Current Workplace SEAMEO INNOTECH
Commonwealth Avenue,
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel: +63 (2) 924-7681 to 84
Fax: +63 (2) 928-7692
Commencing Date 3 January 2008
Commencing Position Course Implementation Assistant
Current position Senior Associate, Quality and Systems Management Office (QSMO)
Work Ethic Just do it but do it well
Personal Motto “This, too, shall pass” (when faced with challenges and difficulties)
Ms Estiningsih Suprandini
Education Bachelor Degree
Jember University
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Language
Jalan Gardu, Srengseng Sawah,
Jagakarsa, Jakarta Selatan 12640
Tel: +62 (21) 7888 4106
Fax: +62 (21) 7888 4073
Commencing Date 25 July 2011
Commencing Position Officer of Division Of Training and Development of Teachers and Education Personnel
Current position Staff of Division of Research and Development Programme
Work Ethic
  • I will do anything to make my works well done or trying hard to complete work tasks
  • Working well with others (team work)
Personal Motto Whatever you do, do with kindness
Mr Tri Budi Wijayanto
Education Bachelor Degree in Economic Accountancy
Pembangunan National Veteran University
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics
Jalan Kaliurang Km 6, Sambisari,
Condongcatur, Depok,
Sleman, Yogyakarta 55283
Tel: +62 (274) 889 987
Fax: +62 (274) 887 222
Commencing Date 1 July 2010
Commencing Position Staff of Personnel, Finance and Infrastructure (PFI)
Current position Staff of Personnel, Finance and Infrastructure (PFI)
Work Ethic Discipline, on schedule and passion
Personal Motto Don’t judge the book by its cover
Mr Reza Setiawan
Education Master Degree
Bandung Institute of Technology
Current Workplace SEAMEO QITEP in Sciences
Jalan Diponegoro No 12,
Bandung 40115, West Java,
Tel: +62 (22) 421 8739
Fax: +62 (22) 421 8749
Commencing Date 1 January 2011
Commencing Position Programme and Training Division Staff
Current position Head of Programme and Training Division
Work Ethic Follow the rules and regulations, be committed to the work, and be honest
Personal Motto Where there’s a will there’s a way
Dr Drupadi HS Dillon
Education Doctorate Degree in Nutrition
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Current Workplace SEAMEO RECFON
Jalan Salemba Raya No 6,
Jakarta Pusat 10430
Tel: +62 (21) 3193 0205; 391 3932
Fax: +62 (21) 391 3933
Commencing Date 2 January 1990
Commencing Position  
Current position Director
Work Ethic In work, she showed excellent quality and proved that it is important to finish what we have started. She upholds working ethic like come to work on time and to attend every meeting and events. She is also complied with international regulations that have been defined in variety of areas in her work. She also always obeys the rules and keeps encouraging people to do so.
Personal Motto “What others do not have, we must have and develop”
Mr Ahmad Basrah bin Awang
Education Lower Certificate of Education
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Penang
Current Workplace SEAMEO RECSAM
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
11700 Gelugor, Penang
Tel: +60 (4) 652 2700
Fax: +60 (4) 652 2737
Commencing Date 2 May 2003
Commencing Position General Assistant - Driver
Current position General Assistant - Driver
Work Ethic To adhere to all rules and regulations at all time
Personal Motto To be at best behavior and god-fearing
Ms Sathya Thevi d/o R Subramaniam
Education Master Degree in Management
Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Current Workplace SEAMEO RELC
30 Orange Grove Road,
Singapore 258352
Republic of Singapore
Tel: +65 6885 7888
Fax: +65 6734 2753
Commencing Date 19 November 1982
Commencing Position Assistant Registrar
Current position Senior Centre Secretariat Executive
Work Ethic Excellent
Personal Motto To work with pride and to the best of my ability for quality results.
Mr Bui Bao Lam
Education Master Degree in Information Technology
Technology Research Institute, France
Current Workplace SEAMEO RETRAC
35 Le Thanh Ton, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City,
Tel.: +84 (8) 3824 5618 ext 218
Fax: +84 (8) 3823 2175
Commencing Date 2 January 2002
Commencing Position IT Technician
Current position Team Leader (Administration Department)
Work Ethic Always respect colleagues. Learning from the experience of colleagues.
Personal Motto Treat others as you would treat yourself.
Ms Li Zhe
Education Master Degree
Mahidol University, Thailand
Current Workplace SEAMEO RIHED
5th Floor, The Office of the Higher Education Commission Building 328 Sri Ayutthaya Road,
Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400
Tel.: +662 644 9856 to 63, 2644 5418
Fax: +662 644 5421
Commencing Date 1 March 2012
Commencing Position Programme Officer
Current position Programme Officer
Work Ethic Reliable and honest, with positive and productive approach to work. Determinate and efficient, well cooperation skill with colleagues and counterparts.
Personal Motto “Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." – Robert Collier
Mr Irfan Gustiawan
Education Bachelor Degree of Management
STIE Gotong Royong
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEAMOLEC
Kompleks UT, Jalan Cabe Raya,
Pondok Cabe, Pamulang, 15418
P O Box 59/CPA, Ciputat 15401
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 (21) 742 2184
Fax: +62 (21) 742 2276
Commencing Date 4 March 2012
Commencing Position Administration/Finance Officer
Current position Administration/Finance Officer
Work Ethic Usually show a positive attitude
Personal Motto Do it what you can do today
Ms Adoracion T Robles
Education Vocational Graduate
Rizal Technical School
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEARCA
College, Los Banos,
Laguna 4031
Tel: +63 (49) 536-2290
Fax: +63 (49) 536-2284
Commencing Date September 2004
Commencing Position Project Management Associate
Current position Unit Head, Management Services Unit and concurrent Executive Coordinator, Office of the Director
Work Ethic I value my work, the people I work with, and the institution I work for. For this reason, I am driven, motivated, dedicated, and committed to always aim high with quality outputs and excellent performance. From there I start making small then bigger, smarter and bolder steps as I go along – accepting happily not just the successes but also the challenges because surpassing a challenge or being resilient to challenge/failure marks a greater success.

I work hard and long hours to get the job done regardless if the job is in my job description or not for as long as it will serve best my work, colleagues, my institution, and our clients. I am responsive of the need of my colleagues, my staff (as the head and coordinator of MSU and Executive Support Service, respectively), and my superior\head. I am always open and keen for opportunities to improve individual; and unit/team’s performance. And will find it fulfilling/rewarding to have mentored and nurtured my staff to take on my post and able to hold the fort
Personal Motto Life is a blessing, pay it forward
Mrs Era Zaffura binti Md Sin
Education Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)
Mara University of Technology
Current Workplace SEAMEO SEN
Level 2, Anjung Hikmah Complex, Ipgk Perempuan Melayu,
Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun, 75450
Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 281 8242
Fax: +606 282 0187
Commencing Date 16 July 2013
Commencing Position Administrative Executive
Current position Administrative Executive
Work Ethic Knows the rules and regulations of SEAMEO SEN and working ethics follows the need to set a high standard in SEAMEO SEN as an International Organization. Working ethics can be an exemplary to other staff.
Personal Motto Working together to strive for excellence
Ms Nawarat Saengwat
Education Bachelor Degree in Library Science
Ramkhamhaeng University
Current Workplace SEAMEO SPAFA
81/1 Sri Ayuthaya Road
Samsen, Theves
Bangkok 10300
Tel: +662 280 4022-29
Fax: +662 280 4030
Commencing Date 1 October 1995
Commencing Position Library Clerk
Current position Librarian
Work Ethic It is never too late to learn new skills and develop yourself.
Personal Motto Don’t rely on others, help yourself first
Mr Ruam Sangkaram
Education Junior high school
Wat Nongkadone School
Current Workplace SEAEMO TROPMED/Network
420/6 Ratchawithi Road,
Bangkok 10400
Tel: +662 354 9145-46
Fax: +662 354 9144
Commencing Date June 1997
Commencing Position Driver
Current position Driver
Work Ethic Being honest and sacrifice to job
Personal Motto Do your best
Dr Nazni Wasi Ahmad
Education Doctor Degree
University Malaya Kuala Lumpur
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia
Jalan Pahang 50588
Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60 (3) 2616 2656
Fax: +60 (3) 2691 9716
Commencing Date 1994
Commencing Position Lecturer
Current position Module Coordinator of the Insects of Medical Importance and Entomological Field and Laboratory Techniques
Work Ethic Consistency with heart and soul in work is a powerful remedy to success.
Personal Motto Preparing duty today for tomorrow
Mr Ernesto E Encarnacion
Education BS Criminology (2nd year)
Philippine College of Criminology
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines
College of Public Health,
University of the Philippines Manila
625 Pedro Gil Street, Ermita
P.O. Box EA-460, Manila 1000,
Tel: +63 (2) 524 2703, 523 5929
Fax: +63 (2) 521 1394, 525 5885
Commencing Date 1 September 1972
Commencing Position Emergency Laborer
Current position Administrative Assistant II
Work Ethic Spontaneously deliver untiring service to the organization and concern for the welfare of the beneficiaries; willing to undergo changes that are beneficial to the College and its constituent.
Personal Motto “You will never regret doing the right thing”
Ms Sompan Srinukham
Education Bachelor Degree of Science (Statistics)
Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
Current Workplace SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand
420/6 Ratchawithi Road,
Bangkok 10400
Tel.: +662 306 9130
Fax: +662 354 9150
Commencing Date 1 June 1992
Commencing Position Service Staff
Current position Head of General Administration in Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Work Ethic To achieve a maximum benefit, working with royalty, carefulness, accuracy and always following the rules of the organization are needed.
Personal Motto The success does not need only the talent but it also needs the endeavor.
Mr Md Al-Aiman Syazwi bin Abdullah
Education Ordinary National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Sinaut Agricultural Training Centre, Brunei Darussalam
Current Workplace SEAMEO VOCTECH
Jalan Pasar Baharu,
Gadong BE 1318,
Brunei Darussalam
Tel.: +673 244 7992
Fax.: +673 244 7955
Commencing Date 11 August 1997
Commencing Position Storekeeper
Current position Storekeeper
Work Ethic Self-driven, team player
Personal Motto  
Mrs Srisutha Sriyong

Bachelor Degree of Education (French)
Chulalongkorn University

Current Workplace SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building,
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel.: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax.: +66 (0) 2381-2587
Commencing Date 2 June 1980
Commencing Position Clerk III
Current position Administrative Officer
Work Ethic  
Personal Motto All’s well that ends well.
Mr Suraphol Krootnuam
Education Commercial Certificate
Charansanidwong Commercial College
Current Workplace SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building,
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tel.: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax.: +66 (0) 2381-2587
Commencing Date 20 February 1978
Commencing Position Mimeograph Operator I
Current position Service Assistant (Reproduction)
Work Ethic  
Personal Motto You can if you think you can.

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