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Suthad Setboonsarng

Suthad Setboonsarng

Chair, Board of Trustees (Elected:2021)


Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng is an economist currently serving as an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Banpu PLC, a private energy company, and Somboon Advanced Technology PLC, an automotive part company in Thailand. He once served as Deputy Director General of the ASEAN Secretariat, as Thailand Trade Representative, and as a board member of the Bank of Thailand, the central bank of Thailand.

Dr. Setboonsarng’s prior experiences include being a board member of the Cambodian Development Resources Institute (CDRI), Phnom Penh, Cambodia; member, National Reform Council of Thailand; partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thailand; associate professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand; research fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI); research fellow, East-West Resource System Institute, Hawaii, USA; and lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand.

His selected publications deal with international trade and investment, rice policies, rice research priorities, and agricultural pricing.

Dr. Setboonsarng received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Thammasat University, Thailand, and his Master of Arts degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hawaii. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Hawaii under a scholarship from the East-West Center, Hawaii.