Academician Politician

Surakiart Sathirathai
(สุรเกียรติ์ เสถียรไทย)

Surakiart Sathirathai<br>(สุรเกียรติ์ เสถียรไทย)

  • Foreign relation and international law expert
  • Politician

Place of Birth: Bangkok

Date of Birth: Sat Jun 07, 1958

Family Background:

Born to Professor Dr. Soonthorn Sathirathai and Professor Emeritus Khunying Kueakoon Sathirathai (Sawastichu-to)


  • LL.B. Chulalongkorn University
  • MALD The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • LL.M., S.J.D. Harvard Law School


  • 1995-96 Finance Minister under Prime Minister Banharn Silapa-Archa
  • 1996-97 Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Economic and Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
  • 1997-2001 President of the Institute of Social and Economic Policy (ISEP)
  • 2001 Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
  • 2006 candidate for United Nations Secretary-General
  • 2010 Professor at Chulalongkorn University
  • 2024 President of the Council of Chulalongkorn University

Marital Status:

Married to Thanpuying Suthawan Sathirathai with one son, Mr. Santithan Sathirathai.