About UsPannika Wanich

Pannika Wanich

Pannika Wanich

Spokesperson

Pannika joined Future Forward Party as a Spokesperson and Director of Communications in late May 2018. She obtained MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has experience working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Voice TV. She is also known for her TV commentary on political affairs and political analyses.

Profile

Pannika earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) from Chulalongkorn University in 2010. A year later, she obtained MSc in Global Politics from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In her early career, she completed an internship with the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand.

Pannika worked as an International News Desk Editor and News Anchor for more than six years at Voice TV, a Thai television channel known for its liberal stance and political-centric analysis. She co-hosted various political commentary and news analysis shows including Tonight Thailand, Voice insight, Divas' Café and The Chat Room. Pannika also presented IASEAN, documentary series focusing on social and cultural perspectives of 10 ASEAN countries.

Why Future Forward

As a Political Science graduate, Pannika stated that the thought of working in politics undeniably crossed her mind. Despite being able to drive social changes through her career in media, once she learned of the party’s political stance, to engage people from all of society and stand against dictatorship, she questioned herself whether she can make it all come true. Looking at the state Thailand has been in over the past decade, a cycle of coup d’etat and false hope for a brighter future, she stated that it is time to drive changes by our own hands.

Fun Fact

Pannika loves to travel. Since her days as a student through her careers as a News Anchor. Her most notable work are reporting the US election in 2016, Brexit referendum in 2016, the Indonesian Presidential election in 2014 and reporting on the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Pannika also enjoys reading a variety of books from novels, fantasies to classic literatures. She loves to cook both Thai and international food, and often makes homemade bakes and granolas. She collects clothes from every country she has visited and has a particular passion for Thai textiles. Her favourite sport is swimming.