Mr Santi Baran is Chief Strategy and Partnership Officer of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat.

He oversees the organization’s strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), communications, stakeholder engagement, and partnership development.

Prior to this role, Mr Baran was a Planning, M&E Programme Officer, and an M&E Specialist with the MRC Secretariat. Working for the MRC over the past 12 years, he has led the formulation of the Results Chain and Indicator Framework for three MRC Strategic Plans: Strategic Plan 2011–2015; Strategic Plan 2016–2020; and Strategic Plan 2021–2025. He also leads the preparing the MRC Annual Work Plans and Multiyear Work Plans to implement MRC Strategic Plans.

Mr Baran’s experience with various strategy developments for international organizations and the private sector makes him an ideal expert in Strategic Planning and Partnership. Notably, he led MRC preparation efforts for the 1st ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue, and steers a number of key initiatives of the organization, such at the MRC River Monitoring Competition, MRC App and the like.

He holds a Master of Management in Organizational Development from Assumption University in Thailand, and speaks English and Thai.