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 developed and manages three eco-friendly industrial estates in Thailand and Vietnam, Amata Nakorn, Amata City and Amata City Bien Hoa. The total project area of the 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, Vikrom 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 3 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 in Thailand.
Vikrom has mounted long caravan journeys across Asia on 3 separate occasions to bring awareness about changes in economic, environmental, social, cultural and humanitarian issues. His largest goodwill caravan traveled across Asia over 7 and a half months passing through Laos, China, Russia, Kazakhstan and Myanmar. This was captured in a Thai-language TV series and “Driven” a feature-length English-language documentary.
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