Montri Jiaravanont is a billionaire businessman from Thailand, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), a conglomerate with diversified businesses including retail, telecommunications, real estate, and agriculture. With a net worth of $33.3 billion, according to Forbes, he is one of the richest people in Thailand and in Asia.
Early Life and Education
Montri Jiaravanont was born in 1949 in Bangkok, Thailand. He is the son of Chia Ek Chor, who was one of the co-founders of CP Group. Montri Jiaravanont obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in the United States.
Career and Achievements
After completing his education, Montri Jiaravanont returned to Thailand to join the family business, CP Group. He started his career at CP Group as a trainee in the animal feed department, and gradually worked his way up the ranks to become the Chairman of the company in 1993. Under his leadership, CP Group expanded its operations to other countries in Southeast Asia, as well as the United States and China. Today, CP Group has over 300,000 employees and generates annual revenues of over $60 billion.
Apart from his role at CP Group, Montri Jiaravanont has also served as the Chairman of True Corporation, a leading telecommunications company in Thailand, since 2008. He is also a member of the board of directors of several other companies, including Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China and Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa Limited.
Montri Jiaravanont is known to maintain a low profile and rarely interacts with the media. He is married and has three children.
|Companies||Charoen Pokphand Group, True Corporation, Ping An Insurance, Hutchinson Whampoa Limited, among others.|
|Net Worth||US$33.3 billion (as of 2021)|