Educated in Bangkok, Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannarong achieved her Master and Ph.D. Degrees from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She had served as Deputy Permanent Delegate of Thailand to UNESCO from 1996 to 1998 and has vast experiences in various fields ranging from Tourism to Education. In the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, she was appointed Deputy Director General of the Physical Education Department in 1999, then Director General of the Tourism Department in 2003 and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry in 2007.
In the Ministry of Education, Dr. Pichaichannarong had been Secretary - General of the Vocational Education Commission and was later appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Vice Chairperson of Thailand National Commission for UNESCO and currently Secretary - General of Thailand Education Council.