BOI’s New Strategy for New Economy

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: Anantara Siam Hotel, Room Pimarnman

Format: Formal sit-down lunch (3 course), VIP speech followed by Q&A (Limited to 50 guests)

Speaker: Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi, who took office as Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)

Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi

Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi

Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi became Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) since October 2022. Previously, he had been serving as Deputy Secretary General (2017-2022), Senior Executive Advisor of the BOI (2016-2017), Executive Director of Investment Strategy and Policy Bureau (2015-2016), and Executive Director of Management Information Systems Bureau (2014-2015).

He began his career at the BOI in 1995, working as Investment Promotion Officer in various divisions such as Investment Services Center, International Affairs Division, and Planning and Development Division. He also served as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries General of the BOI. After that he became Director of Economic and Investment Strategy Division and concurrently Director of Center for Development of New Investment Promotion Strategy and Policy.

Mr. Therdsteerasukdi’s work experience includes a secondment to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs during 2001 – 2002 and 2004 – 2006. Meanwhile, he was appointed to be Deputy Director of One Tambon, One Product (OTOP) Program Coordination Office, the Prime Minister’s Office. He was then assigned to be Head of the Secretariat of Economic Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister during 2009 – 2011.

He is currently the Vice President of Chulalongkorn University’s Economics Association, a board member of Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, a board member of National Nanotechnology Center, a member of the Public Sector Development Sub-Committee, a member of the Civil Service Commission Sub-Committee and a member of Special Task Force for Building New Priority Industries (PMO Team) under the supervision of Deputy Prime Minister.

Mr. Therdsteerasukdi earned his Bachelor of Economics (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Bachelor of Law from Ramkhamhaeng University, and M.A. in Economics from Boston University, USA. Additionally, he received a certificate in Economic Management for Development from Curtin University, Australia and an advanced certificate in Public Administration and Public Law from King Prajadhipok’s Institute.

He was the author of two books, titled “Next Generation Leaders” and “Global Village”, and a co-editor of the “Thailand Stand-up” book. Furthermore, he was a columnist of “Investment for the future” and “Smart EEC” in the newspaper and magazine. He was also Chairman of the working group for “50th Anniversary of the Board of Investment” memorial book in 2016.

He has also been the recipient of numerous awards such as “Outstanding Extracurricular Activist in 1994” from the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, and “Outstanding Civil Servant in 2015” from the Prime Minister.