H.E. Prof. Pornpech Wichitcholchai was appointed as the new president of AIPA for period of 2018-2019 at the 39th AIPA General Assembly on September 2018 in Singapore. He is the current President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand.
Prof. Wichitcholchai obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Chulalongkorn University, and acquired Barrister at Laws from Thai Bar Association. He received Master’s Degree in Law from Harvard University and became legal officer of the Council of State of Thailand in 1973.
Started his career as a judge in 1976, Prof. Wichitcholchai has long and significant experience. He served the Minister of Justice of Thailand from 1976 to 2013 and had officiated several prestigious positions, including President of the Court Appeals (Region 4) and Chief Justice of Chambers of the Thai Supreme Court. Before he was appointed as President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand in 2014, he was an Ombudsman of Thailand.