Vichien Phongsathorn

Chairman Premier Group Of Companies

Vichien Phongsathorn

Chairman Premier Group Of Companies

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:

Consumer Product Group: Premier Marketing PLC., P.M. Food Co., Ltd., Premier Canning Industry Co., Ltd., Premier Frozen Products Co., Ltd., PM SE Co., Ltd.

Real Estate and Hotel Group: Seri Premier Co., Ltd., Premier Resorts and Hotels Co., Ltd., Raya Heritage Co., Ltd.

Information Technology: Data Pro Computer Systems Co., Ltd.

Financial Services Group: Premier Inter Leasing Co., Ltd., Premier Brokerage Co., Ltd.

Environmental Group: Premier Products PLC., Infinite Green Co., Ltd.

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.

Pankan Society – A platform for sharing under Yuvabadhana Foundation that provides opportunities for the general public to share their unwanted or unused belongings and convert them into funds to support the education of disadvantaged children.

Food4Good – With a mission to improve the nutritional status of disadvantaged children in Thailand, this platform facilitates large scale collaboration among restaurants and hotels. The participating hotels and restaurants collaborate by offering dishes on their menus, whereupon every customer’s order, part of the revenues will be donated to foundations and schools that work to solve the issue undernourishment of underprivileged children throughout Thailand.

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;

Thailand Collaboration for Change (TCFC) - a platform that seeks to mobilize funds, expertise and volunteers in order to create multiplier effects of social projects for large scale collective impact. Currently, TCFC is working closely with partners to improve standards of education in schools throughout Thailand, prevent corruption through increased transparency in public life, and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in labor market.

Taejai.com – An online crowdfunding platform that allows the general public to participate in social projects through online donations.

Good Society Expo – A platform that enables the interaction of active citizens with social organizations to empower general public to tackle pressing social issues such as inequality, corruption, and environmental degradation.

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.


Previous Roles:

  • Chairman – Bayer Premier Polymer Co., Ltd. (Currently Bayer Polymer Co., Ltd.)
  • Chairman – Premier Finance Co., Ltd.
  • Chairman – SBC Premier Security Co., Ltd. (Currently UBS Securities (Thailand) Ltd.)
  • Chairman of the Executive Board – Sanyo Universal Electric PCL. (Currently Haier (Electric) Thailand PCL)
Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A

Education::

  • Master of Business Administration - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A..
  • Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A .