Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi
Dr Supachai served as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 2005 to 2013.
He received his PhD (in economic planning and development) from the Netherlands School of Economics. In 1973, he completed his doctoral dissertation on Human Resource Planning and Development.
In 1986, he was elected a member of the Thai Parliament and appointed deputy minister of finance. In 1988, Dr Supachai became director and adviser, and subsequently president, of the Thai Military Bank.