Dr. Prayoth Benyasut serves as the Minister of the Office of Commercial Affairs at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Office of Commercial Affairs is the representative office of Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce and is responsible for trade policy matters at both the multilateral and bilateral levels, with the aim of fostering greater trade between the United States and Thailand.
From 2002-2008, Dr. Benyasut served as Consul (Commercial) and Deputy Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Toronto, Canada. From 2008-2010, he was head of the Consumer Price Index Division, Bureau of Trade and Economic Indices Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. From 2010-2012, he served as Acting Director of Bureau of Trade and Economic Indices. From 2011-2012, he was Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs Yala, Thailand and from 2012-2014, he served as Director of Bureau of Trade and Economic Indices.
Dr. Benyasut, sponsored by the Royal Thai Government, received his Master of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his undergrad degree from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. He also received the Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Doctorate degree of Dental Surgery Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.