Tirawat Sucharitakul

Born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1954, Mr. Sucharitakul attended high school in the United Kingdom and received his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government from the University of London in 1977.

He was a staff member at the National Defence College, Ministry of Defence in Thailand from 1977 to 1988. He was appointed Assistant Program Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and served as a UNHCR Field Representative in North Thailand in 1980. Mr. Sucharitakul is currently an adviser to the office of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, a position he has held since 1987.

In 1990, Mr. Sucharitakul was appointed director of Thai Red Cross Children's Home, an organisation providing assistance for abandoned new-borns and children. In 2002, he was appointed director of Professional Waste Technology (1999) Public Co. Ltd., which collects waste and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste, chemical wastewater, and biological wastewater. In 2007, he served as Chairman of Siam Power Generation, a license-holder to build, operate and own power-generating plants under the Small Power Producer programme which operates 160MW Combined Cycle Gas Fired Power Plant in Rayong Province, Thailand.