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AIT alumna appointed Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

Ms. Panita Kambhu Na Ayutthaya, a distinguished alumna of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT,) has been appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Royal Thai Government. She is the second woman to be appointed at this position since its establishment in 2002.

AIT alumna appointed Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

Ms. Panita Kambhu Na Ayutthaya

Ms. Panita graduated from AIT in 1986 with a M.Sc. in Human Settlements and Development from the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD). She studied Archaeology in her Bachelor’s degree from Silpakorn University, graduating in 1977. She also attended the National Defence College of Thailand in 2004.

Her appointment was approved by the cabinet of the Royal Thai Government on 22 June 2010. She has served as Director General of the Department of Social Development and Welfare. Ms. Panita has been involved with social welfare work since 1977, when she worked in the government’s Community Development Department in 1977. She also worked in the Office of Public Welfare, Samut Sakhon, in 1994. She was Inspector-General of the Department of Social Development and Welfare in 2002; and Inspector-General of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security in 2003.

Ms. Panita has an exemplary record of public service. She is the President of the Thai Social Welfare Promotion Foundation; Vice President of The Rajaprajanugroh Foundation under the Royal Patronage; Vice President of the Foundation of Promotion of Family Institution; and Vice President of Miracle of Life Foundation Under Her Royal Highness Princess Ubonratana Rajakanya Siriwatana Bhanawadee of Thailand who graciously assigned Ms. Panita to represent Her Royal Highness for conducting activities in provincial areas on several occasions.