Kittiratt Na-Ranong

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Kittiratt Na-Ranong
กิตติรัตน์ ณ ระนอง
Kittiratt Na-Ranong.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
9 August 2011
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Ministry of Finance
Assumed office
18 January 2012
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Preceded by Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala
Minister of Commerce
In office
9 August 2011 – 18 January 2012
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Personal details
Born (1958-08-03) August 3, 1958 (age 55)
Nationality Thai
Alma mater Chulalongkorn University
Profession Economist
Religion Buddhism

Kittiratt Na-Ranong (Thai: กิตติรัตน์ ณ ระนอง; born 3 August 1958) is a Thai manager and politician. He has been a Deputy Prime Minister[1] in Yingluck Shinawatra's cabinet since 9 August 2011. Additionally, he led the Ministry of Commerce[2] until January 2012 and has served as Finance Minister since then.

Kittiratt Na-Ranong attended the Assumption College and the Triam Udom Suksa School in Bangkok. He studied economics at the Chulalongkorn University, graduating with a bachelor in 1980. He later studied for an MBA at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration.[3]

Kittiratt Na-Ranong has held the position of managing director of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) for five years.[3] Afterwards he became director of the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was a vice director of the Sasin Graduate Institute and president of the private Shinawatra University, founded by the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Moreover, he has managed the Thai national football team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.[3]

In politics, Kittiratt became involved in the Thais United party in 2007. On 9 August 2011, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce in the government of Yingluck Shinawatra. In a cabinet reshuffle on 18 January 2012, he lost the Commerce portfolio but was assigned to direct the Ministry of Finance.[4]

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  1. ^ Ten Kate, Daniel; Suwannakij, Supunnabul (12 Sep 2011), Thailand Shouldn’t Use Rates for Climbing Commodity Costs, Kittiratt Says, Bloomberg, retrieved 27 Sep 2011 
  2. ^ "Kittiratt pushes government economic policy", Bangkok Post, 21 Sep 2011, retrieved 28 Sep 2011 
  3. ^ a b c Biography of Kittiratt Na-Ranong, website of the Sasin Graduate Institute ( Retrieved on 27 Sep 2011.
  4. ^ "Thai cabinet reshuffle approved, Kittirat becomes Fin Min". Reuters. 18 January 2012. 
  5. ^ 3 December 2012, [1] Royal Thai Government Gazette
  6. ^ 2 December 2011, [2] Royal Thai Government Gazette