Surin Pitsuwan
(สุรินทร์ พิศสุวรรณ)

Surin Pitsuwan<br>(สุรินทร์ พิศสุวรรณ)

Ex-ASEAN Secretary-General, ex-Foreign Minister

Place of Birth: Nakhon Si Thammarat

Date of Birth: Thu Oct 20, 1949

Date of Death: Thu Nov 30, 1717

Family Background:

Born to a Muslim family


  • B.A. Political Science, Claremont Men’s College, Claremont, California, USA
  • M.A. Political Science, Harvard University, USA
  • Ph.D. Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA


  • 1975-1992 Columnist for the Nation and the Bangkok Post, the two leading English daily newspapers in Thailand
  • 1978-1983, 1984-1986 Lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University
  • 1986-2005 Member of Parliament
  • 1992-1995 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1997-2001 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2008-2012 ASEAN Secretary-General