Mr. Panyarachun completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K. and commenced his distinguished career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after graduation. Among the highlights of his career, he served as Ambassador to the United States, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Mr. Panyarachun is widely recognized for his pivotal role in the Kingdom’s political development when he was called upon twice to serve as the Prime Minister of Thailand, and chaired the committee to draft the nation’s new constitution in 1997. Mr. Panyarachun has received honorary degrees from various Thai and foreign universities for his distinguished roles in many areas. He is also a 1997 recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. He was appointed in 2003 by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to chair its High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, established to review the U.N.’s role in a rapidly changing global political environment.

 

Mr. Panyarachun has been the Board Chairman of the Siam Commercial Bank since 2007. Presently, he also holds key positions in several organizations such as UNICEF Ambassador in Thailand, Honorary Chairman of Operation Smile Thailand, Chairman of the Advisory Council of Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International, and Advisor to the Board of the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand Foundation.

Age

86

Current position

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Independent Director

Date of appointment

1st round: 1984-1991

2nd round: 2 October 1992

No. of years on the board

1st round: 7 years

2nd round: 26 years

Education

B.A. (Hons.) in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Training program

None

Experience in the past 5 years

2008-2015

Director, Siam Commercial Foundation

 

2009-2017

Chairman, Green Globe Institute

Positions in other listed companies

1990-Present

Chairman, Eastern Star Real Estate PCL

Positions in non-listed companies

1990-Present

Chairman, Cambridge Thai Foundation under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen

 

1996-Present

UNICEF Ambassador in Thailand

 

1996-Present

Chairman of International Advisory Board, The Carlos P. Romulo Foundation

 

1999-Present

Honorary International Advisor, the Governors of Dulwich College, London, U.K.

 

2000-Present

Member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International

 

2003-Present

Trustee, U Thant Institute

 

2003-Present

Fellow, Dulwich College, London, U.K.

 

2006-Present

Consultant, Chevron Asia South Co., Ltd.

 

2013-Present

Advisor to the Board, Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand

 

2015-Present

Honorary Chairman, Operation Smile Foundation

 

2016-Present

Chairman of the Advisory Council, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology

 

2017-Present

Honorary Advisor, AIDS-Almost Zero Project, Thai National AIDS Foundation

 

2017-Present

Honorary Chairman, Green Globe Institute

 

2017-Present

Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge, U.K.

SCB shareholding

 

  • Number of shares held by director

0.00%

  • Number of shares held by related persons

0.00%

Family relationship with director and management

None