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Business DNA: Bringing International Private Education to Thailand

Growing up in Singapore, Kelvin Koh Yew Hock, would get up very early and help his mom open her food store before washing up and going to school. Sports and Kelvin’s mom taught him perseverance. The same perseverance made him stay in Thailand and build his business, even though he arrived in the country just before one of its military coups.

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Business DNA: Thai Hacker Builds Cryptocurrency Exchange

A famous game, Red Alert, was an inspiration for Poramin Insom to jump into the world of cryptocurrencies. He wanted to know how to hack the game, developing a program to earn unlimited money for in-game purchases. His interest in hacking later brought him to Johns Hopkins University, and after that, he founded Satang Corporation.

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Business DNA: Taking Seaweed to the Masses

After winning several high-stakes online gaming tournaments as a teenager, Mr. Peeradechapan reinvested his winnings in a roasted chestnut business. Later, he founded his deep-fried seaweed snack company that became an immediate success throughout Asia. He is already a business icon in Thailand, replete with a movie thinly based on his life.

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Business DNA: Building a Global Mega Brand

Mr. Dhawan has built a large, publicly-listed company that is the number one supplement maker in both Thailand and Myanmar—Mega Lifesciences. Through Mega’s Wellness We Care Center and We Care range of foods, the company has started a new segment which aims to reverse and prevent disease by providing customers with diet plans and products so they can eat right.

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