Minor International’s CEO Dillip Rajakarier Named “2023 CEO of the Year in Hospitality & Leisure Industry”

Minor International Public Company Limited (SET: MINT) is pleased to announce that its Group CEO, Mr. Dillip Rajakarier, has been honored with the prestigious title of “2023 CEO of the Year – Hospitality & Leisure Industry” by European CEO, a renowned European subscription-based print and online publication. This award recognizes Mr. Rajakarier’s exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to the company’s growth and success.

European CEO is highly regarded for its authoritative coverage and wide distribution to C-suite executives across 28 European countries, making this accolade a significant achievement within the global business community. The judging panel at European CEO was unanimous in their decision to crown Mr. Rajakarier as the CEO of the Year in Hospitality & Leisure Industry. Mr. Rajakarier’s visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in driving the Company’s overseas expansion and diversification, ensuring that all of MINT’s hotel and restaurant brands are synonymous with excellence in the global hospitality and leisure industry.

Furthermore, Mr. Rajakarier’s calm and assured leadership, especially during the uncertain period of the Covid-19 pandemic, allowed MINT to successfully navigate unprecedented challenges, emerging stronger and more resilient than ever. This resilience is reflected in the robust financial results MINT achieved in 2022-2023, further solidifying the company’s position as a leader in the industry.

MINT’s unwavering dedication to innovation, sustainable growth and the well-being of all stakeholders is at the heart of its vision and core values. This recognition as “CEO of the Year” is a testament to the outstanding leadership and the bright future that lies ahead for MINT under the guidance of Mr. Rajakarier and the Chairman, Mr. William Heinecke.



About Minor International: Minor International (MINT) is a global company focused on three core businesses: hospitality, restaurants and lifestyle brands distribution. MINT is a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of over 530 hotels under the Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Radisson Blu brands in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South and North America. MINT is also one of Asia’s largest restaurant companies with over 2,500 outlets system-wide in 23 countries under The Pizza Company, The Coffee Club, Riverside, Benihana, Thai Express, Bonchon, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Coffee Journey and GAGA brands, in addition to over 1,000 outlets of MINT’s strategic alliances (i.e. S&P and BreadTalk). MINT is one of Thailand’s largest distributors of lifestyle brands and contract manufacturers. Its brands include Anello, BergHOFF, Bossini, Charles & Keith, Joseph Joseph, Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Minor Smart Kids. For more information, please visit www.minor.com.