Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, has joined NESDB since 1979 which is considered to be the key agency on planning and formulation of development strategies in Thailand. Throughout his years in NESDB, Arkhom has held series of directorship and taken a lead role in many infrastructure development projects and formulation of vital development strategies which proven to be crucial for the nation to achieve the sustainable development goals. As top executive of NESDB, Arkhom has long been following the philosophy of sufficiency economy by heart and using it as a foundation in development strategy in light of shaping the nation toward more balanced development.
Arkhom also played vital roles as board of directors in many nation’s lead state-own-enterprises until August 2014 prior to the appointment as Deputy Minister of Transport. These included PTT Public Company Limited, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited, and Thai Smile Airways Company Limited. His roles also extend toward the international community through his extensive involvement in neighboring countries development cooperation especially in cross-border infrastructure projects to connect all the Greater Mekong Subregional Economic Cooperation (GMS) countries which later lead to the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity. In his capacity of being Minister of Transport, he was able to change the future of transport infrastructure by completing almost all projects especially the mass transit system in Bangkok, the inter-city double track railways, the high speed rail, all airports, roads and highways, seaports, as well as the gave more focus on the issues of road safety. The most outstanding task was to lift the red flag in 2017 that was imposed by the ICAO in 2015.
Born on 25 September 1956. 1978 received Bachelor degree in Economics from Thammasat University, Thailand; 1983 Master degree in Development Economics from Williams College, United States; 1979 joined NESDB as Industrial Planner; 2000 Senior Adviser in Policy and Plan, NESDB; 2004 Deputy Secretary-General, NESDB; 2010 Secretary General, NESDB.
In July 2014, Arkhom was appointed as a member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). Later he resigned from NLA and was appointed as Deputy Minister of Transport from 30 August 2014 – 19 August 2015 and became Minister of Transport since 19 August 2015 – 16 July 2019.
2010-2015 Secretary-General, National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)
2014 Member of the National Legislative Assembly (31 July-29 August 2014)
2014-2015 Deputy Minister of Transport (30 August 2014 – 19 August 2015)
2015-2019 Minister of Transport (19 August 2015 -16 July 2019)
2020-Present Minister of Finance