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AIT alumnus to be new Governor of Bank of Thailand

Distinguished alumnus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul has been appointed as the new Governor of the Bank of Thailand. The appointment was cleared at the cabinet meeting of the Royal Thai Government, and Dr. Prasarn is slated to assume his new position on October 1 after receiving a royal command from His Majesty the King endorsing his position.

AIT alumnus to be new Governor of Bank of Thailand

Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul

Dr. Prasarn graduated with a Master’s in Engineering in 1976 from AIT’s School of Advanced Technologies in the program Industrial Engineering and Management. Dr. Prasarn has been a recipient of the AIT distinguished alumni award. He has also served on the Board of AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET).

At present Dr. Prasarn is the president of Kasikornbank. Prior to Kasikornbank, he served at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as both deputy secretary general as well as secretary general. He also served a two-year stint as a research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. Earlier in 2010, Dr. Prasarn was elected chairman of the Thai Bankers’ Association earlier this year.

His appointment has been widely covered by the news media:
Bangkok Post
The Nation
Thailand Observers
Pattaya Today