Theerakun Niyom

Theerakun Niyom

Vice President in Arson Silp Institute of the Arts, Thailand.

Theerakun Niyom is Vice President of international affairs in Arson Silp Institute of the Arts, Bangkok, Thailand. He joined the institute after 35 years career in the Thai Foreign Service, serving as Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs (2009-2011), as well as Thailand’s Ambassador to Korea, Norway and China. Throughout his diplomatic career, Theerakun has stressed the importance of enhancing people-to-people connectivity, especially through education, in order to promote better understanding among people from different backgrounds, cultures, races, beliefs, and religions. It is his firm belief that education is the key to society’s long-term prosperity and sustainability.