NRC elects President and 2 Vice-Presidents

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BANGKOK, 21 October 2014 The National Reform Council (NRC) voted in its first meeting today to elect its President and two Vice Presidents.

Under the interim chairmanship of 87-year-old Paron Issarasena Na Ayutthaya, the most senior member of the NRC, the Council elected Dr.Tianchay Kiranan as the President of the NRC, Borwornsak Uwanno and Dr.Tassana Boontong as the first and second vice presidents, respectively.

NRC President Dr.Tianchay Kiranan received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Chulalongkorn University and continued his studies in the United States, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Economics & Demography from Hawaii University and a Ph.D in Economics from Duke University. Dr. Tianchay is the Vice-President of Prince Mahidol Award Foundation and was a professor in economics at Chulalongkorn University as well as the former President of the University.

First NRC Vice President Borwornsak Uwanno earned his Bachelor of Law at Chulalongkorn University and completed his postgraduate and Ph.D studies at the University of Paris. He is currently serving as the secretary-general of King Prajadhipok’s Institute. He was a member of the drafting committee of the 1997 Constitution of Thailand, and previously served as the Cabinet secretary-general under the Thaksin government.

Second NRC Vice President Dr.Tassana Boontong received her Bachelor of Education in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from Chulalongkorn University and completed her postgraduate studies at Boston University, earning a Masters Degree in Adult Psychiatry and her Ph.D in Health and Higher Education.