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Don Pramudwinai

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Birth: 25 January 1950
Spouse: Narirat Pramudwinai (Bunnag)
Son: Puen Pramudwinai

Education

  • High school: Suankularb Wittayalai
  • B.A. (Political Science) (Hons.), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • M.A. (International Relations), University of California
    Los Angeles(UCLA)
  • M.A. (International Relations), The Fletcher School of Law
    and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A.
  • The National Defense College ปรอ.6
    (Joint State-Private Sectors Course,
    1993 - National Defense College วปรอ.366)

Work Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974

 

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

1974-1976

 

East Asia Div , Southeast Asia Div
Office of the Minister

 

1980

 

  • Acting Chief , Commerce and Industry Div. Office of ASEAN-Thailand
  • Chief , Commerce and Industry Division Office of ASEAN - Thailand

 

1981

 

First Secretary Royal Thai Embassy , Bonn

 

1984

 

Counselor Royal Thai Embassy , Bonn

 

1985

 

Director, Southeast Asia Division , Department of Political Affairs

 

1988

 

Minister , Royal Thai Embassy , London

 

1991

 

Ambassador attached to the Ministry

 

1992

 

Director-General , Department of East Asian Affairs

 

1994-1998

 

Ambassador of Thailand to Switzerland      
The Holy See and The Principality of Liechtenstein     

 

1999-2000

 

Director-General , Department Information
concurrently Foreign Ministry Spokesman

 

2000-2004 

 

Ambassador of Thailand to the People’sRepublic of China
( concurrently North Korea-DPRK and Mongolia )

 

2004-2007  

 

Ambassador of Thailand to European Union ,
Belgium, Luxembourg                               

 

2007-2009  

 

Ambassador , Permanent Representative
of Thailand to the United Nations , New York

 

20092010  

 

Ambassador of Thailand to U.S.A.

 

Aug 2014 19 Aug 2015

 

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

 

23 Aug 2015 present

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decoration

 

 

 

2004

 

Knight Commander of the Most Illustrious
Order of Chula Chom Klao
( Decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium )

 

2003

 

Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order
of the White Elephant

 

1999

 

Grand Companion of the Most Illustrious of Chula Chom Klao
( Decorations from The Holy See )

 

1998

 

Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble
Order of the Crown of Thailand

 

1995

 

Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted
Order of the White Elephant

 

1992

 

Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble
Order of the Crown of Thailand

 

1989

 

Knight Commander of the Most Exalted
Order of the White Elephant  
( Decorations from the Federal Republic of Germany )

 

1984

 

Knight Commander of the Most Noble
Order of the Crown of Thailand

 

1982

 

Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

 

1979

 

Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand