Dr Teerakiat has been the Minister of Education in Thailand since December 2016, and a member of the education and policy development super board. He is also a Director of the Centre of Education Psychology, Foundation of Virtuous Youth, supported by the Crown Property Bureau of Thailand.

Dr Teerakiat works with other organisations on education, such as British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, and Cambrige International Examinations etc. He received an MD from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and is a member of the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists.