Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn Secretary General

Office of Insurance Commission, Thailand

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Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn obtained LL.B with honor from Thammasat University and became Thai Barrister-at-Law in 1984. He later received the Anandhamahidol Fellowship (King’s Scholarship) to pursue his graduate study abroad and obtained his Master of Laws Degrees (LL.M.) from both Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania where he also received his Doctorate Degree in Law.

Dr. Thaveechaiyagarn has working experiences in various industries. While he was in the U.S., he worked as an international associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon in Washington D.C. and McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco, CA. After returning to Thailand, he became a legal officer at Ministry of Commerce. He was later appointed as a Judge and held positions such as Judge and Secretary of Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, Spokesman for the Court of Justice, Judge and Secretary of the Civil Court, and Deputy-Secretary of the Supreme Court, respectively. In 2006, he was appointed as Secretary-General of the Election Commission, and later in 2011, as the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioner. In 2014, he was appointed as State Audit Commissioner and Chairman of the Committee of Disciplinary Budget and Finance. From 2016 – 2017, he served as the Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Commission.

Dr. Thaveechaiyagarn has been the Secretary – General of the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) and Member of Insurance Commission since 2015. He is also Vice-Chair of Committee of Life Insurance Fund, Vice-Chair of Committee of Non-Life Insurance Fund, and Board Member of Financial Institutions Policy Committee. Besides, he is a part-time lecturer, teaching business law and intellectual property law at various leading law schools and institutions.