Secretary General | Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)
Mrs. Vunnaporn Devahastin was born on January 14, 1961, in Bangkok, Thailand. She received Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Chulalongkorn University in 1983 and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Relations) from Azusa Pacific University, USA, in 1985.
In 2013, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission employed her under the Senior Consultant position for Bureaucratic development. She served in the role of Inspector General, Secretary-General, and Deputy Permanent Secretary, respectively, under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) from 2016 to 2019. Currently, she is the Secretary-General for Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE), MDES.
Additionally, she is a Committee of the Board for Thailand Post; she is also Chairman of the Board for Thailand Post Distribution. Other committee positions including HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science and Foundation for The Blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen.
Apart from Devahastin’s managerial positions, she has also continued her passion for learning through several executive courses. Devahastin took part in the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University, USA, in 2005. Her executive highlight includes the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School (HBS), USA, in 2010. Later in 2017, she returned to HBS to complete another course in Driving Digital Strategy.
She serves as the first Secretary-General of ONDE established under the Digital Economy and Society Act 2017.
Vunnaporn has efficiently managed technical and non-technical work through collaborating with experts and specialists in each field. She is incredibly proud of managing the Geostationary Satellite Orbit (GSO) and policies for international satellites operating above Thailand. Additionally, Vunnaporn oversaw the testing and introduction of 5G technology in Thailand. She established the Government Cloud in parallel with implementing the National Data Policy and Cloud Strategy. All these efforts have led to the increase in IMD’s International Index for Digital Ranking, in which Thailand has moved up one position to 39th in 2020.