Mr. Sretta Thavisin was born on February 15, 1962 and currently holds the position of Chief Advisor to the Head of the Pheu Thai Family and also one of the Pheu Thai Party’s prime ministerial candidates. He’s a former Chief Executive Officer and President, Sansiri Public Company Limited (SET: SIRI), the main driving leader of the organization.
Before joining Sansiri, Mr. Thavisin worked for Procter & Gamble, a large multinational corporation manufacturers and distributors of fast-moving consumer products (FMCG). Mr. Thavisin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA in Business Administration in Finance from Claremont Graduate School, USA.
While running Sansiri with a broad vision and a comprehensive approach to business management Mr. Thavisin had driven Sansiri strength to strength for almost 40 years and had also created confidence in the Sansiri brand among consumers along with being a leader in the creation of various standard settings.
Mr. Thavisin has always been a keen observer of the country’s social agenda and has given ideas to create various activities to strengthen the economic and social foundation for the nation in many aspects, especially in pushing for social change, supporting equality and diversity including in many projects related to children and youth.
Milestone in the business sector
Mr. Thavisin started his first career as an assistant product manager at Procter & Gamble Thailand before joining Sansiri.
1990 – Started working at Sansamran Holding Company Limited.
1994 – He introduced a change in the shareholder structure and the company name was changed to Sansiri Co., Ltd.
1995 – Under his management, Sansiri was registered and transformed into a public limited company and increased the registered capital by another 100 million baht.
1996 – Plus Property Company was established to take care of project management, and real estate brokers because he could foresee by expanding the business to complete the cycle is the strength in bringing the business forward sustainably.
1997 – Thailand and the company faced a Tom Yum Kung Crisis which was a severe financial crisis, but he was able to manage, resolve, repay debt and led the organization through the business storm safely and swiftly.
2000 – He was the first to complete the debt restructuring after the crisis of 1997 and began to expand the business to proactively build low-rise projects (single-detached house) first in the Watcharaphol location named, Narasiri Watcharaphol.
2007 – He developed the Baan Sansiri Sukhumvit project, a single-detached house in the city center and was extremely well received and awarded with the Asia’s Best Residential Project of The Year 2006.
2007 – With the view that promoting and supporting children and youth was important, he began to initiate the Sansiri Academy project, a football clinic for youth free of charge and to date, more than 8,000 children have been trained and many of them have had the opportunity to attend and join the youth national team.
2010 – He Initiated a partnership with UNICEF to support and extend the rights and welfare of children and youth. It was one of the first business organizations in Thailand to have received such honor to cooperate with such a cooperation which had been running for a period of 10 years until the end of the year 2020.
2012 – He led the organization to proactively expand the housing business in the provinces in major cities to create continuous growth (Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Khon Kaen Pattaya and Khao Yai).
2013 – Once again, Sansiri was awarded the Thailand Property Award in the category of Best Housing Development.
2014 – Sansiri became the only private sector representative of Thailand to join UNICEF Innovation & Action Workshop Panel in New York, USA to discuss the rights and welfare of children around the world.
2016 – Sansiri Launched the flagship project 98 Wireless on Wireless Road with a project value of 8,500 million baht on the location with the highest land price at that time and again received the Asia Pacific Property Award in 2018 and Silver Award from the Global CSR Summit and Award for CSR and Leadership.
2016 – Sansiri won Global CSR Summit and Award (Silver Award for CSR and Leadership).
2017 – Foresight Expand business base by joint investment with 6 world-class companies including Standard International and taking a role of Chairman of the Board of Standard International managing the famous world-class hotels.
2019 – Led the organization to win the award of Outstanding Innovation Organization Type of large size business from National Innovation Agency.
2020 – Led the company to sign the United Nations Global Standards of Conduct for Business Agreement with UNDP, the first Thai company in Thailand to carry out this matter in order to support and reduce discrimination in equality for LGBT.
2021 – Received the model organization award Human Rights (Honorable Prize from the Department of Labor Protection and Social Welfare, Ministry of Justice).
2022 – Led the organization to announce its position on the environment and set goals to become the first Net Zero in real estate business.
2023 – Resigned from all positions, directorships and sub-committees of Sansiri Public Company Limited Including Chairman of the Investment Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee with effect from April 3, 2023.
At present, Mr. Thavisin is currently holding the position of Chief Advisor to the Head of the Pheu Thai Family and is one of the candidates for the Prime Minister of the Pheu Thai Party in the general election of members of the Thai House of Representatives in 2023.
2023 – Chairman of the Pheu Thai Family Advisor.
Consultant of the Pheu Thai Party Economic Team.
Launched as a candidate for the Prime Minister of the Pheu Thai Party.