Banthoon Lamsam & family was bornon 15 January 1953 in Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand. Banthoon Lamsam & family is #1779 in List Billionaires People In The World. Banthoon Lamsam chairs and runs Kasikorn Bank, or KBank, the nation's second-largest lender with $82 billion in assets. The bank was founded by his grandfather as Thai Farmers Bank in 1945. Banthoon, who took charge in 1992 from his father, is reportedly preparing for his retirement and handing over the running of the bank most likely to a non-family CEO. He owns a Swiss-style wooden chalet in a forest, 350 miles north of Bangkok.
In May 2013, Banthoon published a 608-page novel, Sinaeha Montra Lanna, which he wrote in 13 months
Col Thaksin Shinawatra's term as the prime minister of Thailand, and it was rumored that he had been approached by the Democratic Party for the position of the party leader in 2004
In 2003, he changed the logo and name of the bank from Thai Farmers Bank (TFB) to the current name, Kasikornbank (KBank), improvising Chinese characters style into the logo, "K"
After the 1997 Asian financial crisis (known as วิกฤตต้มยำกุ้ง, literally translated as Tom Yam Kung crisis), he was the first to introduce the term "reengineering" to Thailand's banking industry
In 1992, Banthoon was nominated president as of Thai Farmers Bank (TFB)
In 1987 he moved to the domestic banking department as a senior vice president
In 1979, Banthoon joined Thai Farmers Bank (later changed to Kasikornbank) in the international banking department, where he was promoted to first vice president in 1986
1977 Directorate of Joint Intelligence, Ministry of Defense1979 International Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank1986 First Vice President, International Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank1987 Senior Vice President, Domestic Banking Department, Thai Farmers Bank1990 First Senior Vice President, Thai Farmers Bank1991 Executive Vice President, Thai Farmers Bank1992 President, Thai Farmers Bank1998-2000 Chairman, Thai Bankers Association2002 President and Chief Executive Officer, Thai Farmers Bank2003 Chief Executive Officer, KASIKORNBANK2010 Chief Executive Officer and President, KASIKORNBANK2013 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, KASIKORNBANKBanthoon has received the following royal decorations in the Honours System of Thailand:2014 Business Person of the Year 2014 by Krungthep Turakij2011 Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award 2011 by Corporate Gove2010 THE QFC-ASIAN BANKER LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD2009 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine2003 Best CEO 2003, Stock Exchange of Thailand Awards 20032000 Star of Asia, Business Week Magazine1999 Banker of the Year, Interest Magazine1999 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine1998 Banker of the Year, Interest Magazine1994 Banker of the Year, Money & Banking Magazine
He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy from 1967 to 1971 before going on to earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a masters of business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School (HBS)
Banthoon Lamsam was born on 15 January 1953, a son of Bancha Lamsam and Thanphuying Sam-angwan Lamsam (maiden name Mom Rajawongse Sam-angwan Devakula; daughter of Prince Priditheppong Devakula and Mom Rajawongse Sa-ang Pramoj)
Bantoon is a grandson of Choti Lamsam who founded Kasikornbank in 1945 as Thai Farmers Bank