Suthad Setboonsarng is an economist currently serving as a member of the Bank of Thailand Board, the central bank of Thailand, an Independent Director, Board of Directors, Banpu PLC, one of the largest private energy companies in Thailand. He is also a board member of the Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI).
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.
Dr. Setboonsarng’s prior experiences include being a member of the National Reform Council of Thailand; Thailand trade representative (a ministerial representative of the Thai Prime Minister), Thailand; partner, Worldtrade Management Services, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Thailand; deputy secretary general of the ASEAN Secretariat, Indonesia; 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.