Director of SEAMEO Secretariat


Dr Witaya Jeradechakul
Director of SEAMEO Secretariat
1 April 2011 - 30 March 2015
(Appointment approved by the 45th SEAMEO Council Conference (IC), 2010; and 4 years non-renewable approved by 46th SEAMEO Council Conference (IC), 2011.


Witaya Jeradechakul holds a B.Ed (1971) and a M.Ed (1974) in English and Education from Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.  In 1976, he received a Fulbright scholarship for doctoral study at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA where he completed his MS and PhD (English and Education) in 1979.  In 1980, he was awarded the Roy A Alcorn Memorial Scholarship for a post doctoral study in management and policy development at the Peabody Center for Educational Policy and at the College of Management.  In 1981, he received a visiting post doctoral fellowship from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Mr Jeradechakul combines both academic and administrative expertise in his professional career.  During 1982-1991, he taught and worked at Srinakharinwirot University in various functions ranging from head of the language department, associate dean of the faculty of Humanities, and vice-president for international affairs.  In 1992, he was executive director and CEO of the Thailand Management Association (TMA), and, in 1995, was appointed director general of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).  In 2002, Mr Jeradechakul was executive director of the APEC Center for Technology Foresight (APECTF) and, later during 2006-2008, he was senior director in charge of international cooperation affairs for the National Science Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).

As an academic, Mr Jeradechakul is an associate professor teaching in a number of public and private universities in language education, management, and international development.  His interest, among others, is the application of foresight and future perspective in management and policy development.

By the approval of the 45th SEAMEO Council Conference’s In-Camera Session, Mr Jeradechakul has been appointed the 19th SEAMEO Director to succeed Dato’ Dr Ahamad bin Sipon.
  CV of Dr Witaya Jeradechakul



Last updated: 11 April, 2011


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