Viroj Sumyai

            Born in 1953. National of Thailand. Retired Assistant Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, and clinical pharmacologist specializing in drug epidemiology. Professor, Mahidol University (since 2001).

           Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry (1976), Chiang Mai University. Bachelor's degree in pharmacy (1979), Manila Central University. Master's degree in clinical pharmacology (1983), Chulalongkorn University. Apprenticeship in narcotic drugs epidemiology at St. George's University of London (1989). Doctor of Philosophy, Health Policy and Administration (2009), National Institute of Administration. Member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand. Member of the Pharmacological and Therapeutic Society of Thailand. Member of the Thai Society of Toxicology. Author of nine books in the field of drug prevention and control, including Drugging Drinks: Handbook for Predatory Drugs Prevention and Déjà vu: A Complete Handbook for Clandestine Chemistry, Pharmacology and Epidemiology of LSD. Columnist, Food and Drug Administration Journal. Recipient, Prime Minister's Award for Drug Education and Prevention (2005).

           Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (since 2010) [1]. Member (2010-2016) and Chair (2012, 2014 and 2016) of the Standing Committee on Estimates. Chair of the Committee on Finance and Administration (2011 and 2013). Second Vice-President of the Board (2012, 2014 and 2016). President of the Board (2017-2018).

[1] Elected by the Economic and Social Council on 18 May 2009; re-elected by the Council for a five-year term (2015-2020) on 23 April 2014.


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