Mr. Sakon Varanyuwatana is the current Vice Minister for Commerce of Thailand. Prior to this appointment in the government, Mr. Varanyuwatana was an accomplished scholar. He was a professor and the Dean of Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University. His field of expertise includes public finance, fiscal decentralization, public program evaluation, and macroeconomics analysis. He has authored and co-authored over 20 academic publications and reports and was a member of the editorial review board of the Global Business and Finance Review, School of Business, Indiana State University.
Mr. Varanyuwatana holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.