Bhichit Rattakul

Bhichit Rattakul (Thai: พิจิตต รัตตกุล, RTGSPhichit Rattakun, born August 30, 1946) is a Thai politician who served as the governor of Bangkok from 1996 to 2000 and the science deputy minister of 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 Rattakul
พิจิตต รัตตกุล
12th Governor of Bangkok
In office
3 June 1996 – 22 July 2000
Preceded byKrisda Arunvongse na Ayudhya
Succeeded bySamak Sundaravej
Personal details
Born (1946-08-30) 30 August 1946 (age 76)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political partyIndependent
Alma materBrigham Young University

Early life and educationsEdit

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. ^ "RTN Bhichai Ratkul Rotary International President (2002-2003) | Rotary Daily". Archived from the original on 2014-09-13. Retrieved 2014-09-13.
  3. ^ "Meet Bhichai Rattakul". 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 Governor of Bangkok
Succeeded by