2020 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Anti-Corruption Strategist, Thailand



Akharakit (Ryan) Keeratithanachaiyos is an International Affairs strategy advisor at Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). He provides policy advice and operational support to NACC’s secretary-general on cross-border criminal intelligence, asset recovery, and corporate compliance. Ryan has handled several high-profile international corruption cases and currently supervises over 15 active transnational bribery investigations. In his previous role as regional anti-corruption specialist for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, he provided legislative support and capacity building to governments to ensure stronger regional compliance with the UN Convention against Corruption. Prior to joining the UN and public service in Thailand, Ryan worked at The Asia Foundation in Thailand, supporting grassroots media programs in Thailand’s southern-border provinces to promote peaceful conflict resolution and more responsive systems of governance.