New Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat

New Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat - September 18, 2008
The following is compiled from biographies of Somchai published in the Thai-language press.

Born August 31, 1947, Nakorn Sri Thammarat native, married to Yaowapa Wongsawat. Has 1 son and 2 daughters.

Education
Bachelor's degree from Faculty of Law, Thammasat University in 1970, Barrister Association graduated in 1973, National Defense College alumni 38 in 1987, Master of Public Administration, Public and Private organizational management Program from National Institute of Development Administration in 2002.

Major experience
Judge, Justice Ministry Permanent-Secretary, Labor Ministry Permanent-Secretary, Council of State member, People Power Party Deputy Leader, Acting Prime Minister and Acting Education Minister

Full work experience
Judge assistant to the Justice Ministry, Judge of the Chiang Mai Provincial Court and also the Chiang Rai Court. Chief Judge to the Phan-nga Provincial Court, Judge of the Rayong Juvenile Court, Chonburi Chief Judge, Nonthaburi Chief Judge, Thonburi Criminal Court Chief Judge, Region 3 Appeal Court Judge, Region 2 Appeal Court Chief Judge, Justice Ministry Deputy Permanent-Secretary on academic department and on administrative department, Justice Ministry Permanent Secretary (November 11, 1999), Labor Ministry Permanent Secretary (March 8 2006-September 2006) National Research Council for Law section (1999-2006), Thai Barrister member, Asset Examination Committee on drug-dealing case Chairman, Electricity Generating Authority Committee member, Independent Power company committeeman, Krungthai Bank committee member, PTT Company committee member, Thailand Airports Authority committee member, Thaioil Company committee man, Board of Narcotics Control committee member, the Anti-Money Laundering Office committee member, The Council of State committee member. The Office of Board of Royal Thai Police Committee member, the Office of Police Commission committee member, the Civil Service Commission board member, the Office of Judiciary commission member, the Office of Attorney commission member, the National Intelligence agency committee member, the Government Lottery Office committee member, the Deputy Party leader of the People Power Party and Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister and Acting Premier (September 9, 2008) and Acting Education Minister.

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