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The OMFIF Conversations: Veerathai Santiprabhob

Veerathai Santiprabhob has been the governor of the Bank of Thailand since October 2015. Santiprabhob has more than 20 years of experience as a monetary policy economist in public, private and international institutions.

In a wide-ranging interview with Danae Kyriakopoulou, head of research and chief economist at OMFIF, Santiprabhob discussed changes in monetary policy globally, the strength of the economy of Thailand and development of emerging markets, and the effects of technological advancement on the financial sector.

Santiprabhob was chief strategy officer of The Stock Exchange of Thailand and executive director of the Capital Market Development Fund and Capital Market Research Institute. Santiprabhob was an economist at the International Monetary Fund and served as a co-director of the Policy Research Institute, Fiscal Policy Office.

He was a senior executive of Siam Commercial Bank and an independent director at Thai Airways International, Thanachart Capital and a number of leading corporations. Santiprabhob holds a BA (Economics) (1st Class Hons) from Thammasat University and MA (Economics) and a PhD (Economics) from Harvard University.

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