Thai cabinet approves appointment of new chief of gov't think tank

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Thailand's weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday approved the appointment of the new chief of the government think tank National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), the Bangkok Post's website reported.

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, deputy secretary-general of the NESDB Office, has been appointed as the next NESDB secretary- general.

He will succeed Ampon Kittiampon, whose six-year term expires on Sept. 30.

The appointment of the new NESDB chief takes effect from Oct. 1, deputy government spokesman Vachara Kannikar said.

Arkhom, who was born on Sept. 25, 1956, earned a bachelor's decree in economics from Bangkok's Thammasat University and a master's in economics from Williams College, in the United States.

Source: Xinhua

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