Mr.Abhisti Vejjajiva

the 27 th Prime Minister of Thailand


Date of Birth: 3 August 1964

Place of Birth: -

 Sratus:  Assistant Professor Dr. Pimpen [Sakuntabhai] Vejjajiva

1. Ms. Prang Vejjajiva

2. Mr. Pannasit Vejjajiva


- Honorary Doctorate in Law, Ramkhamhaeng Univesity School

- Master of Philosophy [M.Phil.] in Economics, Oxford University, UK-Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics [PPE], First Class honours, Oxford University, UK

- Bachelof of Law, Ramkhamhaeng University

- Eton College, UK- Chlalongkorn Demonstration School, Thailand

Political Background     

Prior to 1992  
- Special lecturer in Economics at Oxford University
- Lecturee at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy [rank 2 nd Lieutenant]
After 1992   
- Lecturer at Thammasare University's Faculty of Economics Menber of  Parliament, Democrat Party
    - 1992 Bangkok District 6
    - 1995 Bangkok District 5
    - 2001 Democrat Party List
    - 2005 Democrat Party List, until February 2006
    - 2007 [23 Dec 07] Democrat Party List, Zone 6
- Government Spokesperson
-  Deputy Sectatary- Genetral to the Pdrime Minister [for political affairs]
-  Chair, House Committee on Education Affairs
-  Chair, Committee to Consider the National Education Bill of 1999
-  Deputy Leader, Democrat Party
-  Minister to the Prime Minister's Office, in chatrge of - Board of Investment [BOI] - Counter Corruption Commission - Office of the Education Council - Office of the Decentralization to Local Government Organization Committee
-  Leader of the Comocrat Party
-  Leader of the Opposition, House of Representatives
-  Leader of the Opposition, House of Representatives
-  Persent Prime Minister

Royal Decorations     

1999  Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

1998  Knight Grand Cordon  of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

International recognition     

-  One of 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow, by World Economic Forum 1992
-  One of 20 Leacers for the Millennium Politocs& Power, by Asiaweek magazine 5 November 1999
-  One of 6 up and coming leaders for Asis, Time magazine 6 October 1997, New Voices for New Asia



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Biography of Thai Prime Ministers