Chandanie Watawala, Executive Director

Chandanie Watawala is the Executive Director of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL). She has been involved in organizing several of ANFREL’s election observation missions as Mission Coordinator, and was the manager in charge of ANFREL’s Myanmar office from June 2015 to August 2016. She has been participating in i nternational election observation missions since 2007 and has observed 15 elections. Prior to her work in ANFREL, she has been with different organizations. She started her NGO activism in Sri Lanka as a National Human Rights Coordinator to Caritas Sri Lanka (SEDEC), a Program Associate for the Southeast Asia Program of Forum Asia, and as a Fund Raising Adviser at the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). She concurrently serves as a Steering Committee Member of Asian Democracy Network (ADN), an umbrella organization of various regional networks in Asia.

Mr. John Reiner Antiquerra, Senior Program Officer for Outreach and Communication

John Reiner M. Antiquerra is a former multimedia journalist from the Philippines. He has worked with various television networks and independent media organizations where he covered labor rights, gender rights, digital rights, among others. He has also been involved in advocacy work related to press freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of information. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of the Philippines. At ANFREL, he has served in various capacities as election observer and electoral analyst. He is ANFREL's media program coordinator leading its media fellowship program which uplifts the role of the press in empowering the electorate through the crucial reporting of underrepresented voices and underreported issues during elections.

Ms. Sirirak Preedametawong, Finance Officer

Sirirak Preedametawong has been working with ANFREL since 2005. She is working as Financial office who work on the Organization's finances.She has worked on finances Elections in Afghanistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar and will work with the external Accountants and Auditors as required.

Ms. Suneerat Sangthong, Administrative Officer

Ms. Suneerat Sangthong has worked with private corporations prior to joining a women’s rightz organization called Committee for Asian Women (CAW), which she worked with for 8 years as bookkeeper. Her involvement with democracy work started with her stint as the Finance and Administrative officer of Heroes of Democracy Foundation, an organization which supported democracy fighters in Thailand. Currently, she serves as the Asian Network for Free Elections’ Administrative Officer.


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