Activist Opinion Leader

Mechai Viravaidya
(มีชัย วีระไวทยะ)

Mechai Viravaidya<br>(มีชัย วีระไวทยะ)

Activist promoting family planning and AIDS awareness in Thailand, dubbed “Mr. Condom”


Date of Birth: Fri Jan 17, 1941

Family Background:

Born to Dr. Isabella Robertson (Scottish) and Dr. Samak Viravaidya (Thai).


  • Geelong Grammar School, Australia
  • B.A. Economics,Trinity College at the University of Melbourne in Australia


  • 1973 Founded Population and Community Development Association (PDA)
  • 1985-86 Deputy Minister of Industry
  • 1987-91, 2004,2014 Senator
  • 1991-92 Minister for Tourism

Marital Status:

Married to Mrs. Buttri Viravaidya