Vichien Phongsathorn
President & Group CEO, Premier Group of Companies, Chairman, Khon Thai Foundation


Vichien is one of Thailand’s most socially active corporate leaders, having dedicated much of his time over the past two decades to serve social causes. While managing extensive business interests ranging from real estate to consumer products, Vichien has nurtured numerous initiatives that seek to engage citizen participation in solving public issues.

He founded three foundations to tackle inequality and to create change in Thai Society, focusing on education for underprivileged children, active citizenship and environment protection. He is also a prominent contributor to public institutions as, among others, Vice Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand.

Vichien is a key adviser behind the creation of BKIND Fund, Thailand’s first socially responsible investment mutual fund which invests in Thai-listed companies that meet sustainability targets. He currently aims to scale up “Thailand Collaboration for Change”, a platform that seeks to mobilise funds, expertise and volunteers to create multipliers on social projects for large scale collective impacts.

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