Professor Vicha Mahakun is currently the Dean Faculty of Law, Rangsit University. He also serves as President of Tulakarn Chalerm Prakiat Hospital Foundation, President of Anti-Corruption Foundation, Member of IACA’s International Senior Advisory Board (ISAB/IACA), and Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University.
Previously he had held various senior positions such as National Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Secretary to President of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeal, Deputy Chief Justice of Central Juvenile & Family Court, Justice & Senior Justice of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal Region 2, President of the Court of Appeal Region 1, President of the Juvenile & Family Division in the Supreme Court, Member of Constituent Assembly, and Vice Chairman of Constitution Drafting Commission.
Education: LL.B., Chulalongkorn University 1967; Barister-at-Law 1968; LL.M., Chulalongkorn University 1973; M.A. (Political Science), Thammasat University 1994; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law, Chulalongkorn University 2007; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law, Prince of Songkla University 2013; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) 2015; The National Defence Course (Class 41), National Defence College; Cambridge-Thammasat Executive Education 2009; Certificate in Democratics Politics and Governance for High-Level Administrators, Prapokklao Institute (Class 11); Executive Course; Capital Markets College (Class 10); The Rule of Law for Democracy Course; The Constitutional Court College (Class 3)
Research & Training: Research on “Legal Dissemination” Rockefeller Foundation: USA & ITALY; Research on: “Child Abuse” Redd Barna: Norway; Training on: “Therapeutic Community” Daytip: USA; Research on: “Reducing Drug Abuse & Delinquency” UNESCAP; Training on: “Women Abuse” British Council: England
Royal Decorations: Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the White Elephant 1998; Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant 1998; Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand; The Boy Scout Citation Medal 2014; The Most Prestigious Medal for Academic Distinction : in the branch of Law 2016 (Dusdee Mala Medal).
Awards/Honors: Most Outstanding Human Rights Award 1988; Outstanding Thai People Award 1989; Outstanding Benefit for the Youth 1996; and Outstanding Thai Human Resource Management, 2009.