Speaker
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Varakorn Samakoses
The rector of Dhurakij Bundit University

          The rector of Dhurakij Bundit University, Dr. Varakorn Samakoses has been widely recognized in Thailand as a respected economic guru and a high ranking educator and executive for more than 30 years. He served as Deputy Minister of Education in 2007.
          His previous positions include Dean of Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University; Deputy Rector of Planning, the Development Division, Thammasat University; Counselor in Academic Affairs to the Prime Minister; Deputy Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary of the Economics Association of Thailand; Member of the Committee of State Enterprises Relation, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare; and President of Financial Consulting Center Committees for SMEs.
          Dr. Varakorn received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia, and earned his Master and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Kansas, USA. He also graduated from the National Defence College of Thailand in Class 37.
          He is the author of eight books and more than 50 journal articles published in Matichon newspaper under the penname Veerakorn Trises, and has written for various magazines including Priew, Dichan, and Lok Si Kiew.