Journalist Opinion Leader

Sondhi Limthongkul
(สนธิ ลิ้มทองกุล)

Sondhi Limthongkul<br>(สนธิ ลิ้มทองกุล)

Founder of Manager Media Group and leader of People’s Alliance for Democracy

Place of Birth: Sukhothai

Date of Birth: Fri Nov 07, 1947

Family Background:

Hainanese Thai


  • Assumption School, Bangkok
  • MA, Utah State University, USA


  • 1973: Parchathipatai newspaper
  • 1976: Found Advanced Media Group
  • 1979: Found Karawek Co., Ltd.
  • 1982: Found Phoojatkarn (Manager) which evolved into the Manager Group
  • 1992: Started Wireless Communication Service (WCS)
  • 2001-04: Started a TV talkshow, “Thailand Weekly”
  • 2005-06: Hosted outdoor talkshows throughout at Thammasat University, in Lumphini Park and upcountry. His broadcasts/protests later became the core of the People’s Alliance for Democracy calling for Thaksin ouster. The movement eventually led to a military coup that toppled Thaksin on September 19, 2006


  • Honorary doctorate (Hartwick University)

Marital Status:

Married to Chanthip with a son, Chittanart