Employee Ownership and International Diplomacy: Meeting with a Representative of a Thai Worker Cooperative  - CLEO Skip to main content


On November 3 of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting with a visiting Thai delegate named Jittra Cotshadet. Ms. Cotshadet is a coordinator of the Tri Arm Worker Cooperative in Thailand, and was meeting with professionals in America through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The purpose of our meeting was to exchange ideas and best practices within the realm of employee ownership, specifically those related to her worker cooperative and the host of challenges it faces in the current Thai political climate. I’m pleased to say we had a vibrant conversation covering many of the issues facing her cooperative and generated strong ideas to increase its success.