The President of the Platinum Group, Chanchai Phansopha, heads an empire that employs 550 people and rakes up some of highest revenues in the industry. Chinese tourists voted the Platinum Mall as one of the top 10 shopping malls for two years running. The Platinum Fashion Mall, it should be noted, is the only fashion wholesale and retail shopping centre in Thailand with some 3000 tenants who are visited by over 50,000 visitors each day. Clearly, the winning formula has worked in the 11-year history of the business. It has even been recognised by the British Standard Institution – BSI – as the first BSI certified shopping centre for its customer service.
Phansopha, a graduate in Business Administration with an MBA to boot, cites his father as his role model for instilling the value of hard work in him. He is also driven by a constant curiosity as well as a penchant for learning new things, a clear reflection of his claim that he prefers to challenge himself rather than expend his energy worrying about his competitors.