Mr. Shretha Thavisin, who was born in 1963, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Claremont Graduate School (USA).
Mr Shrettha joined the Phu Thai party in 2023 as a chief adviser to Patongtorn Shinawatra, daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
He began his business career as an assistant manager at the multinational Procter & Gamble Group (P&G) in Thailand before joining his family’s real estate development company Sansiri.
Real estate billionaire Shretha Thavisin. Photo: AP
Mr Shretha was once the chairman and chief executive officer of Sansiri, which is now worth about $880 million on the Thai stock market, before stepping down in April this year to enter politics.
theo BloombergHe left the luxury real estate development company by transferring all the shares to his daughter. He also sold or transferred his shares in other companies.
Mr. Shretha is a confidant of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is well-liked in the business community. About 66% of the 100 officers reported krangthep turkish Pollsters say he is their favorite choice for prime minister.
Mr Shrestha had earlier campaigned on the promises of economic stimulus, social justice and good governance. he told the channel Bloomberg Said in April that his priorities for his first 100 days in power would be to address the rising cost of living, end compulsory military service, ensure marriage equality for same-sex couples, and establish representatives who represent the will of the people. A new constitution has to be drafted.
Sri Sritha Thavisin. Photo: Bloomberg
During the election campaign, he also introduced the Phu Thai Party’s flagship policy of providing 10,000 baht (about $295) via e-wallet to people aged 16 and over.
Mr. Shrettha will also follow through on Phu Thai’s campaign promises, such as a 70% increase in the minimum wage, a guaranteed household income of 20,000 baht per month, and a tripling of farm profits to boost economic growth to 5%.
theo BloombergFormer businessman Chuwit Kamolwisit accused Mr Shretha of being involved in helping a group of people evade taxes in 2019 when they sold a plot of land to Sansiri. Mr Seretha has denied any wrongdoing and filed a defamation suit against Mr Chuwit, seeking 500 million baht in compensation.
Standing at 1.91 m tall, Mr. Shretha is an avid football fan. She is married to Dr. Pakpilai Thavisin, an expert in anti-aging medicine. He has 3 children.