Chairman, Nation-Building Institute (NBI) /former Advisor to Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Thailand

Short Biography

PROFESSOR DR. KRIENGSAK CHAREONWONGSAK graduated with first class honors and obtained a PhD in Economics in 1981 at Monash University, Australia. He obtained Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA, Master Degree from Judge Business School, Cambridge University, and also obtained  D Phil (Doctor of Philosophy in Management) and Post Doctoral Studies (Public Policy and Management) at the University of Oxford, UK.

Presently, he is the Chairman Nation-Building Institute (NBI), President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development (IFD) in Thailand and Professor of Management and Economics, Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. He has been also a Research Professor at Regent University, USA and an Adjunct Professor at many universities both in Thailand and overseas.

He was an advisor to a Prime Minister and an elected Member of Parliament, 22nd House of Assembly.  He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Development in the House of Representatives. He has also been an Associate at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, at Harvard. Besides, he has been a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Fellow of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Said Business School.

As a businessman, He is a Director of Singapore’s Public listed Company ASTI Holdings and the Chairman of Board Risk Management Committee, Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Public Company Limited, Thailand

He teaches business, and economics at the graduate level of several universities. He has published more than 200 books and numerous articles, presented over 500 academic papers and 6,000 newspaper & magazine articles. He has presented his viewpoints to government and non-government organizations, academic institutions and community groups in over 2,200 lectures in seventy countries.