The Association for Food Transparency (AFT) and the Food Share Sustainable Food Development Network, entities committed to food security in Vietnam, honored the Lifetime Achievement Award upon Mr. Sooksunt Jiumjaiswanglerg, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF). The accolade was presented at the Food Hero 2023 Award ceremony, in recognition of his significant accomplishments as a business leader in the agriculture and food sectors and his dedication to enhancing Vietnam’s food security, thereby distinguishing him as the first Thai national to receive this distinguished honor.
Mr. Sooksunt, a prominent Thai executive, has been pivotal in transferring his comprehensive expertise and proven success from Thailand to the agricultural community in Vietnam. As the leading figure at C.P. Vietnam Corporation, the Thai oversea subsidiary of CPF engaged in the agro-industrial and food sector in Vietnam, his leadership from 2005 to the present has contributed to the organization’s three-decade-long pursuit of innovation and technological advancement in food production. His tenure has facilitated the modernization of agricultural and industrial sectors, ensuring the provision of safe, high-quality food, augmenting nutritional value, and bolstering the competitive stance in international markets. His contributions have significantly strengthened food security and have been instrumental in elevating the living standards and improving the quality of life for millions of Vietnamese farmers and their families.
C.P. Vietnam is an exemplary business entity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the Vietnamese people by ensuring access to nutritious food and promoting food security, particularly during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognized as a paradigm of “quality investment,” it takes pride in being the first Thai enterprise to be acknowledged for such prestigious commitment.
Furthermore, at the Food Hero 2023 Award ceremony, the “Outstanding Achievement” award was presented to the CPV’s Donation Fund. This foundation, initiated by the executives and employees of C.P. Vietnam, aims to spread love and care, engaging in community welfare and supporting the Vietnamese populace through various beneficial activities, including blood donation projects.
The Food Hero Awards 2023, commemorating the 43rd anniversary of World Food Day, are orchestrated by the Association for Food Transparency (AFT) and the Food Share Sustainable Food Development Network. These awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate organizations, individuals, and businesses committed to promoting sustainable growth and creating enduring value in the agricultural and food sectors of Vietnam.