Governor of the Bank of Thailand
Veerathai Santiprabhob has been the Governor of the Bank of Thailand since October 2015. He also currently serves as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Committee, the National Economic and Social Development Board and the State-Owned Enterprise Policy and Supervisory Committee. Since 2017, he has served as the Chair of the Central Bank Governance Group and the Asian Consultative Council of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Veerathai is a macroeconomist, strategist, and a financial professional with more than 20 years of experiences in economic policy design, commercial banking, and capital markets. He began his career as an economist at the IMF before serving as a co-director of Policy Research Institute of Thai Ministry of Finance during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He had spent most of his career in the private sector serving as a senior executive of Siam Commercial Bank, PCL and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. He had also served as an advisor of Thailand Development Research Institute and a board member of various leading corporations. Veerathai received his B.A. (first class honors) in Economics from Thammasat University in 1988 and A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1994, sponsored by H.M. the King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Anandamahidol Foundation. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2013.