Governor Benjawan Anpruang


Governor Benjawan Anpruang is an extraordinary leader!

Born in 1954 to Tongbai and Prasert Anpruang, Benjawan Anpruang attended Jankapau and Samkok Elementary Schools, then Kanaradbamruang Girls’ High School in Pathum Thani, and Amponpaisan High School. She studied at Chulalongkorn University, and earned her B.A. in Political Science, and an M.A. in Community Development at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).

Her training workshops include: Management of Provincial Government, High Level Administration of National Development, and National Defense.

In 1976, she became a government official, specializing in policy and planning analysis. She traveled to evaluate the policies and plans of various provinces. Within 10 years she was the Department Head for Provincial Policy and Planning Analysis.

Benjawan Anpruang rose in rank and responsibility as Department Head of various sectors of provincial administration, and by 2004 she became the first woman Deputy Governor in Thailand (Lopburi). In 2005, she became Vice-Governor of Yasothorn Province, then Vice-Governor of Angthong, and Vice-Governor of Kampaengphet. By 2010, Benjawan Anpruang became the Governor of Trat Province for 4 years, and subsequently retired.

This Buddhist government official lead community-based development and transparency in every province which she served for 38 years.

Governor Benjawan Anpruang is an Outstanding Alumna of Kanaradbamruang Girls’ High School, Amponpaisan High School, Chulalongkorn University and the National Institute of Development Administration.

Governor Benjawan Anpruang has received numerous awards including:

Expert in Participatory Administration, Public Development Commission

Expert in Road Safety Management, Foundation to Prevent Drunk Driving

Tara Award