Dr.Ampon Kittiampon, Secretary-General of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) and Chairman of Thai Airways International Plc. (THAI)


Born:  10 October 1955


1978 — B.A. (Social Science), Kasetsart University, Bangkok

1979 — M.S. (Economics), Northeastern University, Boston, USA

1988 — Ph.D. (Applied Economics), Clemson University, South Carolina, USA


Current Positions:

Key positions

1 October 2004 – present  — Secretary-General, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

30 April 2009 – present  — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thai Airways International Plc.

Other positions

– Member of the Board, the Bank of Thailand (BOT)

– Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, BOT

– Commission Member, the Civil Service Commission (CSC)

– Member of the Board of Investment (BOI)

– Member of the Council of State

– Independent Director, PTT Plc.

– Director, PTT Aromatics and Refining Plc. (PTTAR)

– Chairman, Pattana Thai Foundation

– Executive, the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD)



30 March 2004 — Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC)

April 2003 — Director, the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS), MOAC

October 2002 — Deputy Permanent Secretary, MOAC

October 2001 — Inspector General, MOAC

1998 — Assistant to Permanent Secretary, MOAC

1996 — Director, Bureau of Agricultural Development Policy and Planning, the Office of Agricultural Economics, MOAC

1995 — Director, Natural Resources and Environment Policy Co-ordination Centre, MOAC

Prior to 1995 — Head of International Agricultural Economic Policy, Agricultural Development Policy and Planning Division, the Office of Agricultural Economics, MOAC