Phankham Viphavanh

Phankham Viphavanh (Lao: ພັນຄຳ ວິພາວັນ; born 14 April 1951) is a Laotian politician, a member of the Politburo and the Executive Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. He is also the Prime Minister of Laos, who was elected by the National Assembly of Laos in March 2021.[1] Previously, he was Vice President of Laos, Minister of Education of Laos, and President of the Lao–Vietnam Friendship Association.[2][3]

Phankham Viphavanh
ພັນຄຳ ວິພາວັນ
Phankham Viphavanh 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit.jpg
Prime Minister of Laos
Assumed office
22 March 2021
PresidentThongloun Sisoulith
Preceded byThongloun Sisoulith
Vice President of Laos
In office
20 April 2016 – 22 March 2021
PresidentBounnhang Vorachit
Preceded byBounnhang Vorachit
Succeeded byPany Yathotou & Bounthong Chitmany
Standing Member of the LPRP Secretariat
In office
21 January 2016 – 15 January 2021
General SecretaryBounnhang Vorachit
Preceded byBounnhang Vorachit
Succeeded byBounthong Chitmany
Personal details
Born (1951-04-14) 14 April 1951 (age 71)
French Protectorate of Laos
Political partyPeople's Revolutionary Party


  1. ^ Nhan Dan
  2. ^ "Members of the Lao Government". Lao News Agency. Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
Party political offices
Preceded by Executive Secretary of the Executive Committee
Political offices
Preceded by Vice President of Laos
Pany Yathotou
Bounthong Chitmany
Preceded by Prime Minister of Laos