Apisak: Thai finance chief is boring, but not all bad

Few ministers have made less of an impact that the man supposedly in charge of Thailand's finance. But that's OK as the country prepares for yet another transition to democracy.

Our annual Finance Minister of the Year study tends to focus as much on what ministers fail to do as what they do. Normally inaction is a knock on a minister's performance after all, ministers are supposed to be energising their economies and promoting growth by taking action.

In the case of today's entry, however, inaction isn't such a bad thing.

RANKED 8TH THAILAND'S APISAK TANTIVORAWONG

Apisak Tantivorawong’s reputation for being a boring finance minister with limited influence is exactly what Thailand needs as the country prepares for a handover of power from military rule to democratic government. Public elections are...

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