BANGKOK, Oct 5 (TNA) – His Majesty the King on Monday endorsed the appointment of Arkom Termpittayapaisith as the new finance minister, nominated by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha.
He was selected to replace Predee Daochai, who tendered his resignation from the post on Sept 1, citing health problems after less than a month in office.
Arkom, who is now 64 is former Secretary-General of the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) and was the Transport Minister from Aug 2015- July 2019.
He graduated from Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University and earned a Master’s degree in Economics from Williams College. (TNA)