University of Essex
Professional Achievement Award Finalist
Kanatip Soonthornrak is the founder of ANGKRIZ; one of the most renowned English tutorial schools in Thailand. He also hosts an English talk show where he interviews big-name celebrities. With over 140 episodes and 30 million total views, his show has changed millions of people’s attitudes towards English. He has over 670,000 followers on Instagram and 1 million followers on Facebook and Twitter combined. So far, one of his biggest impacts on Thai society is working with OMO, a leading detergent brand of Unilever Thailand, as its first openly gay brand ambassador. Last year, OMO and Kanatip launched the OMO Bright Future Academy, producing and distributing 1 million DVDs throughout Thailand and changing lives.