Dr. Pawin Padungtod obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1993 and his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA in 2002. In 2009, he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific as the Regional Project Coordinator and later worked as the Director of Animal-Human Interface Program of the U.S. Center of Disease Control, Southeast Asia Regional Office in Thailand from 2012 to 2015. He rejoined the FAO country office for Viet Nam in 2016 as the team leader for the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases. Dr Pawin has more than 15 years of experience on various technical and development issues including antimicrobial resistance, One Health collaboration and development of regional networks, animal health capacity development and emergency management programmes. In addition to these technical aspects, he also has extensive experience in development project management, multi-sectoral multilateral collaboration and coordination at country, regional and global levels especially with FAO, OIE and WHO.