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Boonsithi, center, back row, poses with his colleagues from Kyoko, a trading company established by his father in Osaka.
Boonsithi Chokwatana

1st days in Japan as purchasing manager: Saha Group chairman's story (7)

Spotting and buying in Japan what would be bestselling items in Thailand

Boonsithi Chokwatana | Thailand

Boonsithi Chokwatana is the Chairman of Saha Group, Thailand's leading consumer products conglomerate. This is part 7 of a 30-part series.

In the spring of 1954, a Pan American Airways plane took off from Bangkok and brought me to Hong Kong in six hours. I spent a week in the city, where Saha Pathanapibul already operated an office. During the week, my father bought me suits, shoes and other things a businessman needs.

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