Mr.Somchai  Wongsawat

the 26 th Prime Minister of Thailand

 

Date of Birth: 31 August 1947

Place of Birth: -

 Sratus:  Married to Mrs. Yaowapa Wongsawat with 3 children

1. Mr. Yosthanan Wongsawat

2. Ms. Chinnicha Wongsawat

3. Ms. Chayapa Wongsawat  

Education    

- 1970 Bachelor of Laws, Thammasat University

- 1973 Member of the Thai Bar, Legal Training institute, Thai Bar Association

- 1996 Certificate, 38th National Defense Course, National Defense College

- 2002 Master of Public Administration, Public and Private Administration Course, National Institute for Development Administration

Political Background     

- 6 February 2008 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education

- Deputy Leader, People Power Party

- Board Member, Thai Bar Association Under Royal Patronage

- March-September 2006 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour

- November 1999-March 2006 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

- 1998 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

- 1997 Chief Justice, Appeals Court Region 2

- 1993 Justice, Appeals Court Region 3

- 1990 Chief Justice, Criminal Court, Thonburi

- 1989 Chief Justice, Provincial Court, Nonthaburi

- 1988 Chief Justice, Provincial Court, Chonburi

- 1987 Chief Justice, Juvenile Court, Rayong

- 1986 Chief Justice, Provincial Court, Phang-nga

- 1983 Justice, Provincial Court, Chiang Rai

- 1977 Justice, Provincial Court, Chiang Mai

- 1976 Justice, District Court, Chiang Mai

- 1975 Justice attached to the Ministry

- 1974 Assistant Justice, Ministry of Justice

- 1999-2006 Chairman of the Board, National Research Council (legal issues)

- Chairman of the Board, Assets Examination Committee for Drugs-related Offenses

- Member of the Board, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

- Member of the Board, Krung Thai Bank, Pub. Co. Ltd.

- Member of the Board, PTT, Pub.Co.Ltd.

- Member of the Board, Airports of Thailand, Pub.Co.Ltd.

- Member of the Board, Thai Oil, Pub.Co.Ltd.

- Member of the Board, Narcotics Control Board

- Member of the Board, Anti-Money Laundering Board

- Member of the Board, Council of State

- Member of Committee, Board of Royal Thai Police

- Member of Committee, the Civil Service Commission

- Member of Committee, Attorney Commission

- Member of Committee, Judiciary Commission

- Member of Committee, the Government Lottery Office

Royal Decorations     

1999 Chakrabarti Mala Medal

1997 Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

1992 Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

1989 Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

1986 Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

1984 Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

1980 Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

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     Assembly LVIII           

Biography of Thai Prime Ministers