Government Official

Pridiyathorn Devakula
(ปรีดิยาธร เทวกุล)

Pridiyathorn Devakula<br>(ปรีดิยาธร เทวกุล)

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister, ex-Minister of Finance, ex-Bank of Thailand Governor

Place of Birth: Bangkok

Date of Birth: Tue Jul 15, 1947

Family Background:

Born to Mom Chao Prididebbongse and Mom Taengthai, holds the title “Mom Rajawongse” or MR


  • Saint Gabriel’s College, Bangkok
  • BA Econ, Thammasat University
  • MBA (International Business), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA


  • 1971-1990: Thai Farmers’ Bank (last, Senior Executive Vice President)
  • 1991-1992: Deputy Minister of Commerce
  • 1993-2001: President, Export-Import Bank of Thailand
  • 2001-06: Bank of Thailand Governor
  • 2006-07: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  • 2014-15 Deputy Prime Minister


  • 2006: Central Bank Governor of the Year – Asia (The Banker)
  • Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the White Elephant
  • Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

Marital Status:

Married to Praphaphan with 3 children