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Permanent Secretary

 
 
ปลัดกระทรวง-2023
 

SARUN CHAROENSUWAN 

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Born                   17 June 1965
Marital Status     Married to Miss Weeree Thitipoonya
Education           - Bachelor of Political Science (International Relations)
                             (Second Class Honours), Chulalongkorn University
                           - Master of Science (Foreign Service), Georgetown University, USA

Career
1987                      - Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attaché, European Division,
                                Department of Political Affairs
1989                      - Attaché, Southeast Asia Division, Department of Political Affairs
1990                      - Third Secretary, Southeast Asia Division, Department of Political Affairs
1991                      - Third Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Minister
                             - Third Secretary, Division I, Department of East Asian Affairs
1992                      - Second Secretary, Division I, Department of East Asian Affairs
1994                      - Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations Office,Geneva
1995                      - First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations Office,Geneva
1999                      - First Secretary, Division III, Department of East Asian Affairs
2000                      - First Secretary, Division I, Department of East Asian Affairs
                             - Counsellor, Division II, Department of East Asian Affairs
2001                      - Counsellor, Secretariat to the Department of ASEAN Affairs
2003                      - Director, Peace, Security and Disarmament Division, Department of
                                International Organizations
2005                      - Director, Personnel Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary
2007                      - Director, Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs,
                                Office of the Permanent Secretary
                             - Minister, Royal Thai Embassy, Brussels
2012                      - Deputy Director-General, Department of European Affairs
                             - Director-General, Department of European Affairs
2015                      - Director-General, Department of East Asian Affairs
                             - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Republic of Korea
2018                      - Director-General, Department of American and South Pacific Affairs
                             - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the French Republic
2022                      - Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand
1 October 2022      - Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand
- present

Decorations
2021                     - Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
2015                     - Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
2013                     - The Chakrabarti Mala Medal 2
2012                     - Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
2009                     - Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
2006                     - Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
2001                     - Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
1997                     - Commander (Third Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
1995                     - Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
1992                     - Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant