Pornchai Danvivathana PhD; Secretary-General, Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

Dr. Danvivathana is a lawyer by training and a seasoned diplomat. He was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1957. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B., Class Hons.) from Thammasat University,  Thailand and received his Doctorate Degree (J.S.D. in International Legal Studies) from New York  University. Dr. Danvivathana began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and served in several countries including being Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman and Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa until his retirement. He also served as Chairperson of the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Governing Council in Singapore for 3 terms and is currently assuming the position of the Secretary General of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), based in  Kuwait City.