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Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand
Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan was born on October 7, 1951. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Thammasat University in 1971 and passed the Thai Bar exam in 1972. He obtained a Master of Laws degree from New York University in 1975.
Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan entered the Judiciary of Thailand as Judge-Trainee in 1978. Thereafter, he served as Presiding Judge of the Civil Court and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice in 1994. During his distinguished career on the Thai bench, he served as Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice of the Supreme Court and the Vice-President of the Supreme Court. On 1 October 2015 he received royal endorsement appointing him as the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand.
Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan also serves as the Chairman of the Judicial Commission, the Judicial Administration Commission, the Commission on Jurisdiction of Courts and the President of the Thai Bar.