His Excellency Mr. Bounnahang VORACHITH was born on 15th August 1937 in Banna Village, Thapanthong District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR.
From 1982 to 1993, Mr. Bounnahang VORACHITH served as Governor of Savannakhet Province, from 1993 to 1996, he served as Mayor of Vientiane Municipality and from 1996 to 1998, he was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister. He also served as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investment and Cooperation, Chairman of the Central Committee on Land-Forestry Management and Chairman of the Central Committee on Rural Development. From 2001 to 2006, he was appointed as Prime Minister of Lao PDR and from 2006 to 2016, he was appointed as Vice President of Lao PDR. He was elected as General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolution Party Central Committee of the X Party Congress in January 2016. He was elected as President of the Lao PDR on 20 April 2016 in the preliminary Session of the VIII National Assembly.
His Excellency Mr. Bounnahang VORACHITH is married to Mrs. Khammeuang VORACHITH, and they have three sons and two daughters.
Curriculum Vitae of Mrs. Khammeuang VORACHITH, Spouse of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mrs. Khammeuang VORACHITH was born on 20th November 1949 in Khangvieng Village, Pek District, Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR. She graduated from Military Medical College.
From 1964 to 1983, she served as nurse at Savannakhet’s Hospital and from 1983 to 1992 as Deputy Secretary of Youth Committee of Savannakhet Province.