Pornchai Mongkhonvanit is a Thai educator who is a former president of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand. He is now a president of Siam University and a chair person of the advisory board of the Association of Universities in Asia and the Pacific. Pornchai has been awarded numerous honors such as The Medals of Honors of the International Association of University Presidents, The Medal of Honors from Kyung Hee University and Soka University, etc.
Pornchai graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Kasetsart University. He also studied at the Institute of Educational Management, Havard University.
Pornchaimarried to Chollada Jungprasert, a scholar in the field of Hotel Studies and Tourism. They have three children: Kritphong Mongkhonvanit, Chutiporn Mongkhonvanit, and Nichapa Mongkhonvanit.