Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Mr. Don Pramudwinai
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
 
     
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

 
2009–2010  
  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