Dr.Varakorn Samakoses


  • B.Econ. University of Western Australia
  • M.A. (Economics), and Ph.D (Economics), The University of Kansas, USA
  • Diploma, The National Defense College of Thailand (Class of 37)

Present Positions:

  • Chairman of the Reform Committee on Education
  • Executive Member, Office of The National Economic and Social Development Board
  • Vice Chairman, Committee on National Strategy Plan (Human Development)
  • Executive Member, Office of the Public Sector Development Commission
  • Chairman of the Board, CCF (Thailand) Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Vice Chairman of the Rajini Foundation
  • Board of Governor, Kenan Institute of Asia
  • University Council Member, Mahidol University
  • University Council Member, Chiang Mai University
  • University Council Member, University of Phayao
  • Council Member, Panyapiwat Institute of Management

Past Experiences:

  • Deputy Minister of Education
  • Academic Advisor to the Prime Minister
  • Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister
  • Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
  • Vice President for Planning, Thammasat University
  • University Council Member, Thammasat University
  • University Council Member, Prince of Songkla University,
  • University Council Member, Srinakharinwirot University,
  • Senior Vice President, Jasmine International (PLC)
  • Board Member, Phatra Finance Company (Public Company)
  • Audit Committee, Phatra Finance (Public Company)
  • Audit Committee, Asian Phytoceuticals (Public Company)
  • Board Member, Asian Phytoceuticals (Public Company)
  • Board Member, The Provincial Waterworks Authority Public State Enterprise
  • Board Member, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited
  • President, Dhurakij Pundit University
  • Chairman of the Board, Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (Public Organization) : NEDA
  • Chairman of the Board, Electronic Government Agency (Public Organization) : EGA