Mr. Chris Potranandana

Founder of Zen-Dai foundation Zen-Dai foundation


Chris Potranandana

Founder of Zen-Dai foundation, Member of Parliament Committee on expressway and Bangkok Transit System (BTS) concession extension, 2018 Co-founded Future Forward Party, Assistant Researcher at King Prajadhipok‘s Institute. Chris Potranandana is a distinguished lawyer, esteemed politician, and often serve as an adjunct professor at prestigious universities in Thailand, including Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University. Notably, he is the founder of the ‘Zen-Dai Foundation,’ a volunteer organization that played a pivotal role in aiding over 300,000 individuals in accessing crucial resources such as transportation, rapid testing kits, and medication during the COVID-19 crisis. Beyond the pandemic, Chris remains a passionate advocate for equitable healthcare access, particularly for underserved communities.

Awards & Recognition
  • One of the pioneering researchers in healthcare decision analytic modeling in Taiwan 
  • Pioneering developer of Taiwan’s HTA system 
  • Creator of the National Hepatitis C Program under the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). 
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