Business Leader

Suphachai Chearavanont
(ศุภชัย เจียรวนนท์)

Suphachai Chearavanont<br>(ศุภชัย เจียรวนนท์)

Second generation top man of CP Group, the biggest conglomerate of Thailand

Place of Birth: Bangkok

Date of Birth: Fri Mar 24, 1967

Family Background:

Born to Dhanin, the founder of CP Group, and Khunying Tawee Chearavanont with 3 sisters and 2 elder brothers.


  • Primary and secondary school in Taiwan
  • BA Business Administration, Boston University, USA


  • Intern at a petrochemical factory in Houston, Texas
  • 1989 Siam Makro, a C.P. Group subsidiary
  • 1990 Soltext Federal Credit Union, USA
  • 1992 Vinylthai PCL
  • 1992 Joined TelecomAsia PCL as senior officer, President Office
  • 1994 Managing director of TelecomAsia PCL
  • 1995 Chief Operations Officer (COO), UTV Cable Network
  • 1996 President, UTV Cable Network
  • 1999-2017 President & CEO, TelecomAsia PCL (Renamed True Corporation)
  • 2000 Executive Director, CP Lotus
  • 2001 Chairman, Pantavanij Co., Ltd.
  • 2002 Co-CEO, TA Orange Co., Ltd. (Renamed TrueMove)
  • 2006 CEO, TrueVisions
  • 2013 Director, Siam Makro PCL
  • 2015 Vice Chariman, CP Group
  • 2017 CEO, CP Group
  • 2019 Chairman, True Corporation


  • 2006 “Telecom Man of the Year” – Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand
  • 2012 “Best Human Resource Professional of Thailand” for President and CEO category – Thailand Top 100 HR Awards, Thammasat University
  • 2013 “Asia Brand Management Innovation Personality Award” – Asia Brand Awards
  • 2015 “Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom CEO of the Year” – Asia Pacific ICT Awards
  • 2019 “Thai Venerable People Award” for Outstanding Religion Support – Asia Media Thailand Communication Association and Thai Society Support Network Council
  • 2019 “Thai People Role Model Award” for Outstanding Mass Communication – Radio, Television and Newspaper Program Producer Assembly of Thailand
  • 2019 “Gold Telly Award” in the Religion TV Program Category for “True Little Monk : A Wisdom Training Programme for Novices”
  • 2020 “Leader of Virtue Asoke Statue Award” – Association of Contributors towards Buddhism
  • Chairman, Council of Digital Economy and Society in Thailand
  • Chairperson, United Nations Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT)

Marital Status:

Married Busadee with 3 children (Korawad, Kamolwan, Sander)