From a very young age, Palm has lived and breathed Thai politics. He began his career at 17, working as junior assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister. Since then, he assisted cabinet officials across several ministries, served twice as assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment (2004 and 2009), Minister of Information and Communication Technology (2005), Minister of Industry (2009), an expert assistant in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2008), and Chief of Staff to Deputy Minister of Finance in 2009. In 2011 at the Ministry of Energy, Palm was appointed to be Chief of Staff and Ministry’s press secretary.

Palm for a while assisted many multinational companies in Thailand to engage with the Royal Thai Government on many specific projects while served as Country Director to the prestige political consulting firm - BrooksBowerAsia. He has worked closely with Karen Brooks and Ernie Bower, partners, in offering intelligence for the American’s Fortune 500 companies in the region and work closely with their regional executives in Thailand.

On the business side, Palm experienced managing luxury resorts. He is managing portfolio of investment from trading company to media consulting company. His main focus is on non-profit foundation he founded, supporting his missionary work to built relationship and enhance free and fair politic around the South East Asia region.

Palm received his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Southern California, master’s degree in criminal justice at the Boston University, master’s degree in negotiation and conflict resolution at Columbia University.


  • Columbia University, City of New York
  • Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Master of Comparative Law in Criminal Justice
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Bachelor of Art in Political Science
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Major in Political Sciences and International Relation
  • Dulwich International College, Phuket, Thailand International Baccalaureate


  • George Washington University
  • Courses in Political Communication and Management
  • Thammasart University, Faculty of Laws
  • Certificate of Diploma on Natural Resources and Environment Law
  • Awards and Declaration
  • His Majesty King Bhumibol’s Royal Medal of declaration, Patomdirekkunagon -1st class Silver Medal Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholar, Illinois chapter
  • Recipient for Global Young Leader Summit

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