Thai billionaire shares secrets of his success
By Quoc Hung in HCMC
Thai billionaire Vikrom Kromadit, founder of Amata Corp, on Wednesday arrived in Amata Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province to host a talk ‘What makes a successful and responsible businessman’ with investors.
|Thailand’s billionaire Vikrom Kromadit (2nd,R) talks with investors at Amata Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province yesterday on the sidelines of the talk ‘What makes a successful and responsible businessman’ - Photo: Quoc Hung|
The talk was part of his six-month 40,000-kilometer caravan trip through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Mongolia from March to December.
After releasing ‘Building A Career by Bare Hands’ which has been released in Vietnam with the name Tay khong gay dung co do, the billionaire has just unveiled his second book ‘Be A Better Man’. It has also been translated into Vietnamese and co-published by First News and Tre publishing houses with the name Nghiet nga and thanh cong.
The first book depicts Kromadit and his desire to be successful in the fields of industrial parks and property. The second book is about the billionaire’s harsh childhood.
Born in 1953 in Kanchanaburi Province, he is the eldest son and has 23 brothers and sisters, including stepbrothers and stepsisters.
He was interested in business and marketing since childhood as while still studying in grade three he took over a roasted peanut shop started by his aunt.
After receiving a BA degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University in Taipei, he returned to Thailand and set up an import-export business in 1975 under the name V&K Corp, Ltd.
He now owns three industrial estates in Thailand and two in Vietnam, with a total gross output of US$30 billion and employs 200,000 people.