Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

 
 
 
 

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 :
Joined 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
  • Office and other International Organizations 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 2007 :
Permanent Secretary, Office of the Permanent Secretary 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 the 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