Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra
 

Date in Office: February 9, 2001

Date of Birth:  July 26, 1949

Place of Birth: San Kampaeng, Chiangmai

Religion: Buddhism

Marital Status: Married: Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra (Damaphongsa)

        Educational Background

High School:
Mont Fort College, Chiangmai
Bachelor: 1969, Cadet Academy, Class X
1973, Police Academy, Class XXVI
 
Master: LL.M., Criminal Justice, Government Scholarship (OCSC) Eastern Kentucky University, USA.
Doctorate: LL.D., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, USA.

        Professional Background

1998 - 2000
Thai Rak Thai Party Leader -
1996 - 1997 Deputy Prime Minister (H.E. Prime Minister GeneralChavalit Yongchaiyudh)
1995 - 1996

 

- Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Transport Affairs (H.E. Prime Minister Banharn Silapa-archa)
- Palang Dhamma Party Leader
1994 - 1995 Minister of Foreign Affairs
1987 - 1994 - Resign from the Government Post
- CEO, Shinawatra Computers Co.Ltd.
1973 - 1987

Police Superintendent in Plans and Policies - Central Administration - - Metropolitan Constabulary Headquarters

        Social Dedication

Senate Member Ramkhamhaeng University, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Suranaree University of Technology, Chiangmai University, Srinakharinwirot University and Kasetsart University
Founder
ThaiCom Foundation
Board Member
Asia Institute of Education (1995 - present)
Council Member
Sasin Institute of Business Administration
Council Member
BANGKOK CLUB
Board Member
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology

        Awards

1996 "Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Awards" and "Distinguished Alumni Award" (Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, USA)
1995  "1 of 3 Thai-Filipino Relations Goodwill Ambassadors" (Philippines Embassy, Thailand)
1994

- "Telecommunication Development for Social Welfare of 1993" (Telecommunication Society, Thailand)
- "1 of 12 Asian Business Tycoons" (Singapore Business Times, Singapore)

- "Asian CEO of the Year" (Financial World Magazine, USA)
- Ph.D., Honorary Doctor of Arts (Communication Arts) (Thammasart University, Thailand)
- First Thai to be granted " Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship" (Singapore)

1992
- "1992 Asean Business Man of the Year" (Asean Institute, Indonesia)
- "Chakra Star Honorary Award" in Economic Development (Cadet Academy Foundation, Thailand)


        Royal Decorations

1974 Member (Fifth Class) of the Most Noble Order  of the White Elephant
1976 Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
1980 Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
1985 Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
1994 Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
1995  Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
1996 Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
2001
Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn
2002 Knight Commander (Second Class, lower grade) of the Mosr Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao

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