By all accounts, his heart is in the arts
Chirathep Senivongs Na Ayudhaya is leading the charge to make the Bank of Thailand more accessible to everyday people and shows how he dares to be different with a cherished collection of paintings
Chirathep Senivongs Na Ayudhaya, or Art, as friends and colleagues call him, is far from a stereotypical banker. Instead of talking economics, we found him discussing the arts, travel, fine dining and writing.
"In many ways, writing speeches allows me to fulfil my dream of being a playwright. It's just the story is economics," he said.
Having earned bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and Oxford University, Art was well qualified to write speeches for senior officials at the Bank of Thailand during the first few years of his career.
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