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Veerathai Santiprabhob

Former Governor of the Bank of Thailand (2015-2020)

Veerathai Santiprabhob

Residency Dates: April 15-24, 2024

Biography

Veerathai Santiprabhob was the 20th governor of the Bank of Thailand (2015-2020). He is a macroeconomist and financial professional with 30 years of experience in economic policy design, commercial banking and capital markets. Prior to his role as the governor, he served as a member of the Bank of Thailand’s Board and Monetary Policy Committee and an adviser to the Thailand Development Research Institute. Currently, he serves as an independent director of a leading corporation in Thailand.

Santiprabhob had served on a number of boards that set economic and financial policy, including the National Economic and Social Development Board, Securities and Exchange Commission and Insurance Commission. At the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he was a member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). He had also served as the chair of the Central Bank Governance Group of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the BIS Asian Consultative Council and the Southeast Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Board of Governors.

He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He was awarded the Anandamahidol Foundation Scholarship, Eisenhower Fellowship and S.R. Nathan Fellowship.