Vichien Phongsathorn is an active corporate leader in Thailand who is committed to driving businesses with values of sustainability and social impact for all the stakeholders in the value chain and communities. With the ultimate goal of achieving “Harmonious Alignment of Success” in all his business and charitable initiatives, Vichien sees it as essential that businesses contribute values to the society and to their employees.
Premier Group of Companies has been committed over the past 4 decades to practicing the Core Values through 5 business units, which include:
Having dedicated much of his time over the past two decades in the service of social causes, Vichien has nurtured numerous initiatives which seek to engage citizen participation in solving civic issues through various platforms for collaboration.
Yuvabadhana Foundation – Founded on August 25th, 1993 with the goal of tackling inequality and supporting disadvantaged children through quality education and opportunities needed to improve themselves and become responsible adults.
Enlive Foundation – A platform with the main missions to promote, encourage and implant awareness of the preservation of natural resources and environmental conservation and restoration. The Enlive Foundation also works on developing sustainable eco-systems and eco-tourism opportunities.
Khon Thai Foundation - A social purpose organization that focuses on the development of collaborative platforms, enabling multiple stakeholders to connect, collaborate, and share resources systematically, including;
BKIND mutual fund - Thailand’s first socially responsible investment mutual fund which invests in Thai-listed companies that exercise high standards of social responsibility in four key areas: environment, social, good governance and anti-corruption, as well as on meeting sustainability targets.
Thai CG Fund – a collaboration of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organization (FETCO), 11 asset management companies, Khon Thai Foundation, Thailand Development Research Institute and Change Venture Co., Ltd. The Thai CG Fund is a platform which enables the creation of mutual funds which only invest in companies demonstrating good corporate governance. As part of this collaboration, participating asset management companies agree to donate 40 per cent of their management fee to anti-corruption programing.
Apart from founding several platforms for collaboration, Vichien is also serving as Vice Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT). ACT’s aim is to serve as a social force that mobilizes Thai people & society in rejecting all forms of corruption.