Prime Minister Anand Panyarahun

Former Prime Minister of Thailand

Anand Panyarahun was Thailand’s Prime Minister twice, between 1991–1992 and once again in 1992. He was effective in initiating economic and political reforms, one of which was the drafting of Thailand's "Peoples' Constitution. In the international arena, Anand is a member of the Advisory Group of Anti-Corruption Issues for the East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank, Group of International Advisors of International Committee of the Red Cross and of the Advisory Council of Transparency International (TI). He has also served as UNICEF Ambassador for Thailand since 1996. In 2001, Mr. Panyarahun was elected Chairman of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council. Mr. Panyarahun is the recipient of many awards and distinctions, most notably theRamon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 1997.