Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
 
     
       
Born                     December, 23 1951  
       
Marital Status             Married, Mrs. Aumaporn Futrakul  
       

Education

     
1972
  B.A. (Political Science), University of Washington, U.S.A.  
1974
  M.A. (Foreign Affairs), University of Virginia, U.S.A.  
2003
  Thailand National Defence College, Thailand  
       
Career      
1974   oined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary, South  
     and West Asia Division, Department of Political Affairs  
1977
  Second Secretary, Europe Division, Department of Political Affairs  
1978
  Second Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy, Manila,   
    the Republic of the Philippines  
1982
  First Secretary, Policy and Planning Division,   
    Office of the Permanent Secretary  
1984
  First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations,  
    New York  
1986
  Counsellor, (Economic), Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C., U.S.A  
1987
  Director, America Division, Department of Political Affairs,  
1989
  Deputy Director-General, Department of Political Affairs  
1990
  Assistant Permanent Secretary, Office of the Permanent Secretary  
1991
  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand  
 
  to the Union of Myanmar  
1994   Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to Canada  
1997
  Ambassador Attached to the Ministry, Office of the Permanent Secretary  
    Director-General, Department of East Asian Affairs  
2000
  Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations  
     in Geneva  
2002
  Deputy Permanent Secretary, Office of the Permanent Secretary  
2004
  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to   
    the French Republic   
    Permanent Representative of Thailand to UNESCO  
    Member of the Board of the Development Center, OECD  
2006
  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand  
    to the United States of America  
April
  Member, Board of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand  
2007
  Member, Board of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand  
2009
  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom   
    of Thailand to Japan  
2014
  Member of the National Legislative Assembly   
    and Advisor to the Prime Minister  
2015
  Member of the National Legislative Assembly   
    and Advisor to the Prime Minister  
    and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs  
15 December 2016
  Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs  
       
Decorations      
2012
  The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan)  
2003
 
Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted
 
    Order of the White Elephant  
1999
  The Chakrabarti Mala Medal  
1998
  Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble   
    Order of the Crown of Thailand  
1995
  Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order   
    of White Elephant  
1992
  Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order )  
    of the Crown of Thailand  
1991
  Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order  
    of the White Elephant  
1986
  Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order   
    of the Crown of Thailand  
1982
  Commander (Third Class) of the Most Exalted   
    Order of the White Elephant  
1980
  Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order  
     of the Crown of Thailand  




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Permanent Representative of Thailand to UNESCO