Name Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra
Title Prime Minister
Date in Office March 11, 2005
Party Thai Rak Thai

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
  • 2001-2005   Prime Minister
  • 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: Thai COM 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 Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao

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