Economist Politician

Somkid Jatusripitak
(สมคิด จาตุศรีพิทักษ์)

Somkid Jatusripitak<br>(สมคิด จาตุศรีพิทักษ์)

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister, economist, business theorist, politician, former Finance Minister and Commerce Minister

Place of Birth: Bangkok

Date of Birth: Wed Jul 15, 1953

Family Background:

Third generation Chiness Thai family


  • Triam Udom Suksa School
  • B.A. Econ Thammasat University
  • M.A. Finance  the Graduate School of Business Administration, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
  • Ph.D. marketing the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


  • Co-founder of the Manager Media Group
  • Director of the Saha Pattanapibul Group
  • Advisor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • Director of PTTEP
  • Director of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand
  • 1995 – 96 Advisor to Foreign Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
  • 1996 – 97 Advisor to Finance Minister Thanong Bidaya
  • Founding member of the Thai Rak Thai Party
  • 2001 – 03 Finance Minister
  • 2005 – 06 Commerce Minister
  • 2015 Deputy Prime Minister

Marital Status:

Married to Anurachanee Jatusripitak with 3 children