Bhichit Rattakul

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Bhichit Rattakul
พิจิตต รัตตกุล
Born August 30, 1946
Education Ph.D. (1976) Chemical engineering
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation President of Navamindradhiraj University
Known for Former Governor of Bangkok, Thailand (1996-2000)

Bhichit Rattakul (Thai: พิจิตต รัตตกุล), (born August 30, 1946) is a Thai politician who served as the governor of Bangkok from 1996 to 2000 and the science minister for Thailand.[1] He is the son of former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Bhichai Rattakul and is of Thai Chinese descent.[2][3] Bhichit earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1976 and was instrumental in the September 2000 Thailand visit of LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley.[4] As of May 2008, Bhichit serves as Director of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, which is run under the auspices of the United Nations.[5]



  1. ^ "Bangkok mayoral hopefuls span wide range". Tapei Times. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-13. 
  4. ^ "'Out Among the People'", Ensign, September 2000.
  5. ^ "Welcome harbinger". The Nation. Archived from the original on 6 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  6. ^ the rotarian, 1991 aug.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kritsada Arunwong na Ayutthaya
Governor of Bangkok
Succeeded by
Samak Sundaravej