Anudith Nakornthap

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Date of Birth 
7 April 1965
Current Address 
53 Ramkhamhaeng 44, Hua Mark, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240

Anudith Nakornthap' is a retired Thai Air Force officer (Group Captain) and politician (Pheu Thai Party). He was Thailand's Minister of Information and Communication Technology under Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from August 2011 to May 2014.[1]

Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap took office as Minister of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand on 9 August 2011. Prior to taking his political career, H.E. Anudith Nakornthap was a distinguished pilot serving in the Royal Thai Air Force. He was repeatedly awarded for his outstanding performance and academic achievements while in the Air Force. Although H.E. Anudith Nakornthap became well known as a politician in Thailand when he was elected as Member of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011, his role in the Parliament, in fact, began as early as in 2005 when he dually served as a political secretary for Minister of Defense and advisor to Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives from 2005-2006. He was also actively involved in the energy sector while he was a member of the Committee on Energy of the House of Representatives in 2007-2011, during which he was appointed as Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Renewable Energy Promotion of the House of Representatives.

  • Education
    1. Secondary School, Kasetsart University Laboratory School (Class 7th)
    2. Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Class 23rd)
    3. Bachelor of Science (Aerospace Engineering), Royal Thai Air Force Academy (Class 30th)
    4. Military Course
    5. Flying Training School (Class 82-30-2)
    6. Squadron Officer School (Class 76th)
    7. Flight Training, Aerial Tactical Course (Class 5th)
    8. Squadron Operations Officer Course (Class 39th)
    9. Air Command and Staff College (Class 40th)
    10. Air Warfare Course (Class 4th)


  • Master's degree
    1. Master of Public Administration, Sripatum University (Class 12th)


  • Extra Course
    1. Advanced Certificate Course in Politics and Governance, King Prajadhipok’s Institute (Class 12th)
    2. Executives Program, Capital Market Academy (Class 14th)
    3. Executives Program, Judicial Training Institute (Class 18th)
    4. Executives Program, Medical Governance (Class 3rd)


  • Prominent Military Post
    1. Fighter Squadron Pilot Unit1032 (1992)
    2. Fighter Squadron Chief Unit1031 (1996)
    3. Chief of Ariel Operations Unit (1998)
    4. Staff Officer Cobra Gold Asia-Pacific Military Exercise 1999
    5. 102 Fighter Squadron Leader 2001 (The first squadron Leader when F-16 ADF’s were commissioned in RTAF)


  • Educational and Social Achievement
    1. Distinguished Student Pilot Award, Royal Thai Air Force Flying Training School
    2. Top Academic Achievement, Royal Thai Air Force Flying Training School
    3. Certificate of Most Dedicated Student Officer Royal Thai Air Force, Squadron Officer School, Class 76th
    4. Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement, Royal Thai Air Force, Squadron Officer School, Class 76th
    5. Top Academic Achievement Cherdvudhakard Royal Thai Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Class 40th
    6. Outstanding Alumni Award on Public Administration and Management Ubol Ruangsuwan, Kasetsart University Laboratory School 2005
    7. Outstanding Alumni, Royal Thai Air Force Academy 2012
    8. Outstanding Alumni, Air Command and Staff College 2012
    9. Honorary Chakdao for Outstanding Alumni in the field of Information and Communications Technology, Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School 2012
  • Political Position
    1. Political Secretary for Minister of Defense (2005-2006)
    2. Advisor to Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives (2005-2006)
    3. Chairman, Committee on Coordinating and Monitoring for Longan Policy, Year 2005, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (2005)
    4. Vice Chairman, Committee on Re-engineering the Office of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (2005)
    5. Vice Chairman, Committee on Acquisitions and Supports the Office of Royal Rainmaking Operations, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (2005-2006)
    6. Vice Chairman, Sub-Committee on Anti-Drugs Campaign in Northern Bangkok (2005)
    7. Sub-Committee on Considering and Following-up the Army Budget and Efficiency of Royal Thai Armed Forces, Committee on the Armed Forces (2005-2006)
    8. Advisor for Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Intellectual Property, The House of Representatives
    9. Committee on Energy, The House of Representatives (2005-2006)
    10. Member of the House of Representative (2007-2011 & 2011-2013)
    11. Minister of Information and Communication Technology (2011-2014)

References Book[edit]

Cover Book "ICT Shift the Future" in 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM cuts back on social updates". The Nation (Thailand). 4 October 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.