Asian University Council Chairman

Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya

Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya holds a degree in economics (Hons.) from the London School of Economics, U.K., and a Ph.D. in economics from the Australian National University. Starting his career as an economist at the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation, he went on to serve as dean of the School of Development Economics at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). During 1981-1986, he was appointed to the cabinet of the Royal Thai Government and served as deputy minister of industry, minister of industry, and as a minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office. Since 1987, Dr. Chirayu has managed the diverse holdings and investments of the Crown Property Bureau as director general, and at the same time served in the prestigious position of grand chamberlain to the Royal Household.

Dr. Chirayu also serves as director for several organisations in Thailand, including Siam Commercial Bank, the Chaipattana Foundation, the Phra Dabos Foundation, and the Siriraj Foundation; secretary general of the Sai Jai Thai Foundation and the Royal Project Foundation; and treasurer of the Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand. He has also been appointed as chairman of the boards of Siam Cement PCL and Deves Insurance PCL.

As Chairman of the Asian University Council and with his strong interest in sustainable social responsibility, Dr. Chirayu has guided the University to play a role in the sustainable development of Thailand and the region.

Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya
Council Chairman