Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang

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Chairman of The Board

Age 67 years old


  • D. Phil. (Economics) University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 1984 (Development Economics as the field of specialization)
  • M.A. (Economics) University of Sussex, United Kingdom, 1979 
  • B. Econ Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1977 First Class Honours (Fiscal and Monetary Economics)

Current Position

  • Chairman of the Board Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

Work Experience

  • December 2016 - October 2017 Minister of Science and Technology
  • September 2015 - December 2016 Minister of Industry
  • October 2014 - September 2015 Permanent Secretary, Minister of Industry
  • October 2013 - September 2014 Director General, Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry
  • October 2012 - October 2013 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry


  • 1990 Program on Investment Appraisal and Management, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 2005 National Defense College
  • 2008 Top Executive in Commerce and Trade Program (TEPCOT)
  • 2009 Advanced Certificate Course in Politics and Governance in Democratic Systems for Executives, King Prajadhipok’s Institute
  • 2010 Capital Market Leader Program, Capital Market Academy
  • 2012 The Executive Program of Energy Literacy for a Sustainable Future Class 1, Thailand Energy Academy (TEA) Institute of Business and Industrial Development (IBID)
  • 2012 Basic Meditation Teacher Diploma, Willpower Institute