Yongyuth Yuthavong

Deputy Prime Minister

Government of Thailand



Yuthavong, a former professor in biochemistry at Mahidol University, was appointed deputy prime minister of Thailand in 2014, becoming one of the few practicing scientists to attain such a high ranking political office. Click here to read our exclusive interview with him on how he went from papayas to parasites and finally, politics.

(Photo: Yongyuth Yuthavong)

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