Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, the owner and major shareholder of Bangkok Airways Plc, has outstripped his business peers in gains this year from the value of his personal holdings in companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
The value of Prasert’s holdings jumped 21.41 per cent from last year to Bt77.12 billion in 2018, according to a report by Money and Banking magazine, which conducted a survey with the Accounting Faculty of Chulalongkorn University.
Prasert owns four listed firms: Bangkok Airways Plc, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc, Nonthavej Hospital Plc, and Samui Airport Property Fund (Leasehold).
Coming in second is Sarath Ratanavadi, who is the major shareholder in Gulf Energy Development Plc, with personal holdings of Bt57.64 billion in shares.
In third place is Somphote Ahunai, who is the major shareholder in Energy Absolute Plc,with shares worth Bt42.2 billion, according to the report.
The magazine also named Chatchai Payuhanaveechai, president and chief executive officer of Government Savings Bank, as banker of the year for 2018.