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Developing the finance profession in Thailand

Chakkrit Parapuntakul, deputy permanent secretary at Thailand’s Ministry of Finance and the president of the Thailand Federation of Accounting Professions
Chakkrit Parapuntakul, deputy permanent secretary at Thailand’s Ministry of Finance and the president of the Thailand Federation of Accounting Professions

Chakkrit Parapuntakul, deputy permanent secretary at Thailand's Ministry of Finance and the president of the Thailand Federation of Accounting Professions, has seen it as his role to provide clarity around work systems and policies for the accountancy federation's employees and to remove barriers to the team's success. He also stressed that leaders, including himself, must operate under the principle of fairness, and that knowledge is key.

"Being a good leader is to ... gain deeper knowledge and know it thoroughly and correctly, in order to use the knowledge to make necessary decisions," he said. "Doing so will inspire the team's confidence in the leader's decisions."


Online exclusive: Chakkrit Parapuntakul discusses efforts to help SMEs, promote management accounting, and improve universities’ accounting education. Read more at "A Q&A with the head of Thai accounting regulator."