Mr.Vikrom Kromadit was born on March 17, 1953, in Kanchanaburi province. He graduated from The National Taiwan University in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amata Corporation which established in 1989 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 1997. Amata Corporation Public Company Limited becomes one of Thailand’s best leading industrial estate developers. There are 15 subsidiaries and dozens of joint ventures.
He is managing three eco-friendly industrial estates in Thailand and Vietnam, Amata Nakorn, Amata City and Amata City Bien Hoa. The total project area of
three industrial estates is approximately 100 square kilometers, and there are almost 900 companies from 30 countries generating 30 Billion US Dollar worth of products. In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked him as 27th of the 40 richest men in Thailand and the next year named him one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia and the Foreign Direct Investment magazine (fDi) from Financial Times Group in London gave him a reward of fDi Personality of the Year 2008-Asia.
Apart from his industrial estate business, Mr.Vikrom Kromadit is currently the Chairman of Amata Foundation. Now he spends most of the time working with Amata Foundation. He aims to educate people by writing books, based on his autobiography and working experience. His books have been published more than 1.4 million copies since 2004. “Be A Better Man”, the best seller book, is now translated to Chinese, Japanese, English and Vietnamese. Moreover, “Be A Better Man” also was produced in Thai TV drama named “Fire Amata” or “Amata’s fire” and was released on Free TV Channel 9 during April to July 2010.
Mr. Vikrom Kromadit has planned to have a long caravan journey annually since 2011 onwards. In 2013, he is going to travel from Bangkok to Russia within 7 and a half months by passing through Laos, China, DPRK, Russia, Kazakhstan and Myanmar. The objective of this trip is to share his experience from traveling to Asians and people in the rest of the world to get better understanding each other and prepare for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and adapt to these changes in economics, environment, social, cultures and humanitarian aspects in the near future.
In collaboration with Panorama Worldwide Company Ltd. and Re:Source Media Inc.,Canada, there will be the production of three documentary programs “Monglokbaebvikrom” which will be broadcasting on Thai free television and “Asia Rising” and “Driven” which represents an English-Langugae US and international TV series and a Feature-Length Documentary.