Veerathai Santiprabhob: Navigating through uncertainties for Thailand's sustainability

Speech by Dr Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, at the Association of International Banks (AIB) Dinner Talk, Bangkok, 21 June 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
03 July 2017

The Chairman of the Association of International Banks,

Chief Executive Officers and top management of leading financial institutions, Ladies and gentlemen, 

A very good evening to you all. 

It is my pleasure to return to this year's AIB dinner talk, to be among distinguished guests of executives and clients of international banks who have all been dedicated companions in Thailand's journey of financial and economic sustainability.

It is always about a journey: life, business, and country development. Every successful journey begins with a clear destination and a focus on making progress in the right direction. Our goal is to become a more sustainable economy, the one that works and develops towards its full potential while withstanding domestic and external shocks with resilience, the one that accommodates and works for its people. And the way towards this goal is through our efforts in advancing three important areas, which will be the emphases of my talk tonight, they are, Productivity, Immunity, andInclusivity. I will come back to these three important keywords during the second half of my talk.