Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Mr. Don Pramudwinai
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
of the Kingdom of Thailand
 
     
Date of Birth        25 January 1950
Marital Status  

 Married to Mrs. Narirat Pramudwinai,
 with one son

     
Education    

 

 

 - B.A. (Political Science) (Hons.),
   University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A
 - M.A. (International Relations),
   University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A
 - M.A. (International Relations),
   The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A.

     
Work Experience    
1974
   Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1980
 

 Chief , Commerce and Industry Division Office of ASEAN - Thailand

1981
 

 First Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy, Bonn

1984
 

 Counselor, Royal Thai Embassy, Bonn

1985
 

 Director, Southeast Asia Division , Department of Political Affairs

1988
   Minister, Royal Thai Embassy, London
1991
   Ambassador attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992
 

 Director-General, Department of East Asian Affairs

1994
 

 Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Swiss Federation,
 Holy See and Principality of Liechtenstein     

1999
 

 Director-General, Department Information

2000
 

 Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand
 to the People’s Republic of China,
 Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Mongolia

2004
 

 Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the European Union,
 Kingdom of Belgium, and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg                               

2007
 

 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand
 to the United Nations, New York, United States of America

2009
   Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand
 to the United States of America
2014
 

 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

2015
   Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand                 
5 Aug 2020 - present    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
 of the Kingdom of Thailand
     
Decorations    
2004
 

 Knight Commander of the Most Illustrious
 Order of Chula Chom Klao

2003
 

 Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted
 Order of the White Elephant

1999
 

 Grand Companion of the Most Illustrious
 Order of Chula Chom Klao

1998
 

 Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble
 Order of the Crown of Thailand

1995
 

 Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted
 Order of the White Elephant

1992
 

 Knight Grand Cross of the Most Noble
 Order of the Crown of Thailand

1989
 

 Knight Commander of the Most Exalted
 Order of the White Elephant  

1984
 

 Knight Commander of the Most Noble
 Order of the Crown of Thailand

1982
 

 Commander of the Most Exalted
 Order of the White Elephant

1979
 

 Commander of the Most Noble
 Order of the Crown of Thailand 

     
Training    
1993    The National Defense College