Government Official

Kasit Phirom
(กษิต ภิรมย์)

Kasit Phirom<br>(กษิต ภิรมย์)

Veteran diplomat and the 45th foreign minister of Thailand

Place of Birth: Bangkok

Date of Birth: Fri Dec 15, 1944

Family Background:

Born to Rear Admiral Somphob and Mrs. Junjua Phirom


  • Bangkok Christian College
  • B.Sc.(International Affairs)
  • School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA
  • Diploma in International Relations and M.Sc. (Social Science), Instute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands
  • The National Defense College of Thailand, class 32


  • 1968 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1988 Director-General, Department of International Organizations
  • 1991-93 Ambassador of Thailand to the Soviet Union
  • 1994-96 Ambassador of Thailand to the Replublic of Indonesia
  • 1997-2001 Ambassador of Thailand to the Federation Republic of Germany
  • 2001 Ambassador of Thailand to Japan
  • 2004 Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America
  • 2008-11 Minister of Foreign Affairs

Marital Status:

Married to Mrs. Jintana Phirom with 1 son, Mr. Ohm and 1 daugther Ms. Prae.